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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

New Short Story: Teaching Jacob

Lightning crashes in a desert.
Lightning crashes in a desert.
Credit: Unknown
We have received the first new submission of the year. Brunnen G has sent us a short story entitled, Teaching Jacob. This imaginative story of a man terraforming his own planet ends in his discovery of his own fate and the history of mankind. Here's a snippet:

This is the desert. From horizon to horizon it is flat hardpan, broken only by black sores of glass left by frequent blasts of lightning from the ceaseless storm overhead. The clouds are purple and heavy; they promise rain but never deliver. There is no sign of life here, and with good reason, there is no life here, not so much as a microbe.

Just a note to those of you who are unaware: Red Colony will accept your very own articles or short stories about colonization, terraforming, or anything related to Mars. Just visit the Submit Work page.

- posted by Alex @ 16:30 EST