Houston We’ve Had A Problem

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Image Credit:
Wikimedia Commons

“Houston, we’ve had a problem,” Commander Jim Lovell’s voice sounded cool and calm to millions of television viewers, but Marilyn, his wife of eighteen years heard the sharp edge to his voice, as her stomach heaved violently. Before long, NASA officials were at her doorstep, promising to keep her informed, while news and television crews invaded her lawn, trying to keep themselves informed. And all the while, Marilyn kept remembering the voice of her beloved husband as he’d held her close before he left, kissing her and whispering, “I can’t wait to come home and taste your lips like sugar.”

© 2014
Cheryl A. Showers

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6 responses to “Houston We’ve Had A Problem

  1. Loved it, your interpretation was so different and strong. Thanks for playing 100 word song with us.

  2. Nice job! I’m a sucker for astronaut stories. Seriously, I always wanted to be one, and I can think of very few things more painfully heart-wrenching than heading off to the stars leaving a loved one behind.

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