I’ve posted a new short story over in the fiction section: Last and Alone is the narrative of cloned soldier marooned on an alien world when the last human arc ship dies.
I’m turning away from apocalyptic (and post that) narratives these days. Real life is too full of doom, gloom and worry. We need a daily dose of reason, some science, some empathy, and a little optimism about the future.
As this story shows, I’m still reaching for that. But I’m working on it!
In the meantime, Last and Alone is an older piece which does well enough what I set out to do: breathe the air of an alien world, and contemplate the ultimate future of our species against the backdrop of our failures and potential.
About 7000 words.