Daily Drabble – Thanksgiving

The colonists landed safely on Alpha-Eight-Six-Zero, but something had gone wrong with the storage AI. Most of their desperately needed food supplies were contaminated.
The botanists ran tests and declared only a few seeds they had brought from Earth would grow here – let alone thrive.
The elected leader had to break the bad news.
“We may not all make it through the winter,” she said.
Careful management and strict rationing meant none starved, though all went hungry.
A year later, after they had finished unloading the last harvesting bots, the colonists of Alpha-Eight-Six-Zero voted to name their new home ‘Thanksgiving’.

E.M. Swift-Hook

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