Astronomical Ignorance

“What’s that yellow one!?” The fish asked. He hopped at the sun and fell with a splash. “Where’s it from?” “That’s the sun that keeps us warm,” Posie replied; he treaded water and smiled. “It’s a star. One in space among a swarm.” “Our planet is one of many. The space between their breadth is…

Fishy Substance

“Don’t fight it,” Mike repeated.”You have to let go or you’re in for a bad trip,” he said. The high-school senior sat across from his best friend, Katie, on the floor in her bedroom. She was entrenched in a black beanbag with her head resting on the bed behind her. “I’m not fighting it,” Katie…

Catch of the Day

Eric wandered through the forest behind his home. The sun was high in the sky; not yet past its peak, but the forest canopy filtered most of the bright light. The path that Eric preferred was relatively dim for such a bright day. He entered the forest to search for solid, construction-worthy branches, but he…