The Curiously Stunted, Incomprehensibly Disjointed, Perfectly Inadequate Adventures of Nicholas Cornelius Holloway – Episode 40

He took the same route to work every day. He used the front entrance always, walked the same hallways, made the first pot of coffee, sat in the same cubicle, used the same restroom, refilled his coffee at 9:30, ate lunch at 11:30 – every day.

Their paths intersected in the break-room. “Haven’t seen you in a while!” she said.

She seemed to be expecting a response. He couldn’t, for the life him, determine what.

“Things have been crazy,” he tried.

She told him all about her crazy life, delighted to be understood.

The Curiously Stunted, Incomprehensibly Disjointed, Perfectly Inadequate Adventures of Nicholas Cornelius Holloway – Episode 39

She poured coffee at a mug. “I could be a morning person if morning happened later.”

“We could move to Mars,” he offered.

“How long are Mars nights?”

“Maybe fifteen minutes longer.”

She shook her head. “Not worth the trip. Venus?”

“Well there you’re looking at a day-night cycle of about a hundred and seventeen Earth days.”

“Now you’re talkin’. Pack your bags!”

“But there’s no colony on-”

She raised her mug in victory as she left the kitchen. “We’re movin’ to Venus!”