It was a simple button-press;
there was a remote chance of catastrophic detonation.
Koechner activated the engine, pointing the controller; the result was brilliance:
It looked normal, but the meters jumped, indicating the thrust output had multiplied tenfold;
enough to drive a ship to near-light speed —
A propulsion revolution.
This flash fiction in 50 words was crafted for the M3 blog’s Flash in the Pan (remote).
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