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Leaving Earth

By Gabrielle Johansen in Issue One, November 2021

She was only two when the now defunct U.S. government launched Skylab. Now she was pushing seventy-four, just below the waitlist cutoff to be on one of the last Mother Board Transports leaving Earth. A global consortium of corporations had decided no one above the age of seventy-five would be allowed to board. That would be it. Sayonara, Terra.

A few choices if she was left behind. Slow painful death by radiation poisoning or a quick company-sanctioned suicide, delivered via obscenely cheerful, virulently pink pills.

Jeannie knew what she wanted, and she was afraid of having her choices taken away.


CONTENT

Fiction:

Phosphor’s Circle by Annika Barranti Klein

Leaving Earth by Gabrielle Johansen

The Cavalry by João F. Silva

The Shell Game by Dawn Vogel

The Spot by A. T. Sayre

Poetry:

Wolf Rune by Thomas Zimmerman

Ascenkin's Roots by Ai Jiang

The Opposite of Time by Brian Hugenbruch