Sky Fall

“What’re your impressions on the inaugural flight of my Sky Platform?”

“It’s certainly been a smooth ascent.” Professor Murgatroyd peered over the brass rail at the rapidly receding ground. “How do we return to Earth?”

“As demonstrated at the Academy, as the steam gradually cools, we slowly descend.”

“But that was under laboratory conditions with a small model. Surely at this altitude, steam condenses much more rapidly? How do you maintain steam pressure?”


My entry in the March 2018 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Return to Earth
Genre: Steampunk​
It didn’t get any votes: POLL — March 2018 75-word Writing Challenge