As I receive contracts and final edits from authors, I’ll post a teaser from their story here and on our Facebook page. You know where to get the rest, right? Comments are welcome.
Tabitha drifts in the void, alone with her thoughts. It is an unusual sensation. Not the physical solitude, for that is her existence, but rather the isolation. Before, the voices of the network always surrounded her with their ceaseless dialog of telemetry updates, guidance, warnings, and identification beacons. These were the conversations of her life, three years spent plying between Earth and Moon, exchanging essential supplies for refined titanium, one gravity well for another and back again.
So, why did we take this story? In filling out the collection, we wanted a few short interludes to break up the longer stories. This was one of the short pieces that caught our eye early and we held it for a long time (sorry, Eric!) before finally deciding it was the final piece we wanted. It’s an elegant tale of last contact that should strike home with a large portion of our audience. We’re happy to have it. The original was 400 words; final edit is 370 words.
Tune in tomorrow for our next tease. The full Table of Contents is here.