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The Door

written by: Meghashri Dalvi


The big metal door opens quietly.

The view outside is familiar. It's what we watch from the inside. The vastness hits home the supreme safety our glass windows offer.

The darkness we are used to. Emptiness is given. The silence is understood.

The distances don't hint what lies out there. It appears serene but can be violent and cruel. Just thinking about it is overwhelming. Every time.

I check my battery, tug at the tether, and give a thumbs-up to my mates. It's time.

The big metal door is open. I take a deep breath and step out for my first spacewalk.

Meghashri Dalvi

Meghashri Dalvi

Meghashri Dalvi enjoys writing short fiction, especially when they present a mystery. She has published several flash fiction pieces online and in print. She lives in Mumbai, India, teaches Management, and consults in Technical Communication.
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