I was opening Evernote to jot down today’s title prompt when I discovered I had already written it there! It was an eerie, glitch-in-the-Matrix type feeling. So weird.
Another short week but the work is so good! Enjoy:
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate we’re living in a time in which Chapstick exists? It’s the little things.
For more little things of big import, check out the mixture of fun and dark stories this week:
The last part!!!
Catch up: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
Image by Jurvetson
The old man had made his own discoveries before the boy did. He had, in fact, seen the bird people on Gallun-Z not two years ago. But he, too, had sought photos on the webs, and made the same discovery the boy had. But being older and wiser, he had realized what it meant.
This is the penultimate chapter! Read Part I, Part II and Part III first.
Image by Dhilung
For two days, the boy did nothing. He couldn’t sleep. He barely ate. He swept the same section of floor twenty times before remembering to move. He watched the comet; he watched the winged people. And he felt a cold sickness grow inside him.
Read Part I and Part II first.
Image by Ed Sweeney
The boy went through the motions, pointing the scope at Kepler-3b, at Kepler-43b, then setting back to zenith and angling to focus on Lutwidge-7, then Asimov-5a. Finally, satisfied, the old man left him alone with his broom.