Our third piece of audio fiction for May is “All the Things the Moon is Not” written by Alexander Lumans and read by Kate Baker.
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A call comes over the vidchannel: "Murph, you sitting down?"
"Always." At the moment I’m standing in my darkened cabin at base camp in Mare Nubium. By headlamp only I carve a chess piece—a knight—out of moon rock. I’d crushed one earlier after Tchaikovsky called me out on a dumb move.
The screen and radio cut out. [...]
12:12. "We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene."
There are too many dead from the new flu pandemic, and the earth-movers bring bodies by the tons. One never thinks to consider a human population in tons: the weight of geological formations, of the Huns, the Visigoths, the Million Man March, the weight of knowledge that bears [...]
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