Stephensons Other Rocket, A Flash Fiction Story

29 Jun

Stephensons Other Rocket, A Flash Fiction Story by Raymond Daley

It was finally complete. George knew it must be tested.
Steam had proven to be such a versatile thing.
He knew this must work.
The Leonardo sketches had been so elegant yet so simple to implement.
All he had been missing was the power source strong enough.

George turned the wheel slowly, releasing the pressure.
He watched the gauge, letting the level build until he was ready.

Two hours later he stood before the wreckage.
He was grateful to be unharmed.
He did not know why the vehicle had crashed but he knew he would never have enough money to rebuild it.

Stephensons Rocket would never fly again.
Perhaps a wheeled vehicle would be more viable?

THE END.

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