February Word Challenge, Day 6

(If you’re wondering what this is about, read this.)

My five random words for today’s exercise are order, tile, ladder, sail, shampoo.

Chosen word for free association: sail
jib, spinnaker, solar sail, IKAROS, alpha centauri, Breakthrough Starshot

Exercise:
Twenty years from Proxima Centauri, a swarm of tiny, sail-driven spacecraft break orbit around a used up Earth, riding beams of light, scouting new homes for reckless, feckless humans. EllE, the AI responsible for keeping the laser pulses trained on the sails, recalibrates the aim dozens of times per second, unable to grasp the irony and futility of her actions as missiles rise from their silos around the globe.

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