100 Words - Space Rabies

space suit

Smiley never actually wanted to go to space, but he wanted everything else in an astronaut’s life. The Corvette. The wife with the big big hair. Even the getting spun around on the centrifuge. All the fun stuff, with none of that being infected with space rabies stuff.

Smiley based most of his life on the late-night movies he watched. Science fiction, horror, Swedish detectives and hot rod babes were the source of his understanding of the world. Oh, and the Bowery Boys. He really loved the Bowery boys. Maybe that’s where he went wrong. Those gosh darn Bowery Boys.