Aboard the generation ship Xanadu, things went wrong. With 30 years left until the ship arrived at the new planet, three people were awakened too early from their stasis pods.
Jason and Kelly, farmers from Idaho, tried to make do. The politician from Alabama was highly distressed.
They sat to eat and Kelly delivered the first course of food.
The politician sobbed at his plate. “Fried tree bark? That’s it?”
“We awoke too early,” explained Jason. “Our food is limited.”
“I can’t live like this!”
“C’mon. Kelly cooks it great.”
“You two got each other, but I got no girls to date. I still got the 2nd Amendment!” He pulled a pistol from his pocket and shot himself in the head.
Kelly arrived in a rush. “What happened?”
“The politician couldn’t hack it.”
“Too bad,” sighed Kelly. “Guess he was strong on getting votes, but weak on morale.”
“His loss. So what’s the 2nd course for the meal?”
“All we have is, ribeye steak with Shiitake mushrooms and broiled King Crab legs.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-12-2017/