Hominid Shower

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Lovely Hominid Shower tonight: thousands of astronauts falling through the sky in a desperate attempt to get home in time for Chimeramas.

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Most of these old Re-Entry Suits burn up in the upper atmosphere, leaving lots of sparkly streaks, but some survive to the chute stage.

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Many of the astronauts have been out there for decades: you’d have to be space-crazy to trust a Hi-Alt Chute. The impact crater is tiny.

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A few hundred chutes do open every year: if the astronaut lands in deep water they can be recovered and quarantined in undersea bubble-colonies.

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Bizarrely, those who can still speak, though no longer intelligible to their families or to psycho-linguists, appear to comprehend each other.

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Those colonies in which Hominid Shower survivors have been collected attract large numbers of squid with which they seem to have a rapport.

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Our Security Nurses report colossal squid spreading their tentacles across the colony bubble while the astronauts touch the glass and babble.

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The Arctic colony has sighted pods of narwhals scratching unintelligible marks into the glass which the astronauts copy in biro on their bodies.

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Doc Moreau advised against analysis of Hominid Shower data after a recording of astro-babble caused nausea and data loss when replayed…

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