We toast in silence. It’s symbolic, the water—no whisky here. Once released, it will float in perfect spheres before our mouths can swallow. Such things made us laugh, in the beginning. But tonight the mood is somber.We gathered without premeditation, coming upon each other in the aft viewing alcove, squeezing in, no words required. A … Continue reading And Beyond
When the hospitals ran out of space, they made makeshift wards in the parking lots. Semi-sheltered and multi-tiered, the concrete relics were the last dreary thing one saw before leaving Earth. Not much different from the gray, fractured skies outside, but little remained to be a good memory by that point, anyway. My job was … Continue reading Cracked
A Story About My Mother, by Cassia Tan My grandfather has a favourite phrase: “There’ll be snow on Mars before I let you do that.” Mars was the planet next to Earth, the planet from which humanity fled five hundred years ago. On Mars there was no water, no such thing as precipitation. Hence the … Continue reading I Love Space Cats
Apologies for the delayed post today, readers. Miss 3 is in hospital on IV antibiotics - things have been hectic this week. She's coming good now though. I've been a little less able to write, so this post is about my other favourite pastime: reading. 📚 This week I started Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman … Continue reading Better Late Than Never?
Originator: Macrofungi Una Receiver: Macrofungi Tertia The body is stranger than we imagined. It is isolated, alone, and so very small. Its inner processes are convoluted and complex, but not unlike our own. There are microbacteria here, too, and water—though it is predominantly fouled with other cells and matter. It appears to obtain food via … Continue reading Memo