22 September 2005
Lost in Space
On the voyage across interstellar space we lost our spirits one night as we slept. They detached from our bodies, floated in our cabins, breached the hull, and got sucked into a black hole. At our destination planet we hired a salvage ship to retrieve our ghosts. The crew traveled at maximum speed to the singularity. The salvagers deployed sensors which soon detected our apparitions, suspended in distorted space-time. We saw them on the salvager’s 3-D displays. The images showed phantoms too peaceful to disturb. We ordered the crew to abandon the operation and return to our original planet.