Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.
Elena Yarrow was first in her class at the Star Academy. Her paper on Plasma Dynamics revolutionized starship design. And then she was assigned with…filing. Filing! Her requests for research money, ignored. Transfers? Lost.
Eventually, she was sent on a mission to find the lost planet of Avalon. The alleged planet of Granted Wishes? A myth! They wanted her out of the way.
Standing on the beach beside her crashed ship, she should be horrified at being stranded.
A tall, darkly tanned, and beautifully muscled young man offered her favorite drink. “Thank you, Martine,” she smiled.
Martine was possibly the sexiest man in human history. Just coincidentally here alone? How could he know what her favorite drink was?
She realized she should repair the radio and report she found Avalon.
One shan’t be too hasty, she mused, as Martine began massaging her shoulders. A thorough study is indicated.
A longer, unabridged version (roughly 400 words) may be found here: https://momusnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/thorough-study-unabridged/
Each Monday it’s time to finish the story. The photo above this week’s media prompt, and the story should begin with, “Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.” Look here for more stories based upon the prompts: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/mondays-finish-the-story-may-11th-17th-2015/