Captain Bartholomew Quasar did not believe in living in the past, and he abhorred flashbacks with a passion.
But finding him dangling here from the edge of a cliff on a desolate moon - Arterion 789 - one has to wonder how he came to find himself in such a terrible predicament…
"Don't you dare!" He digs in with both hands, fingers grappling for purchase among the crumbling rocks.
How about a little exposition, then?
Grumbling curses, he adjusts his hold, boots swinging above a two hundred meter drop, and shouts, "That's what got me here in the first place!"
Author bio: Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day, writer by night. Stop by anytime: http://www.milo-inmediasres.com/