A New Home

night sky

By David Jesson

We’d made the campfire, had something to eat, swapped yarns: The whole thing was quite festive.

The fire was dying down, so we lay down and looked up at the night sky, continuing our discussion about how Earth-like the planet was, complete with the rock shaped by wind and water.  The night sky was both familiar and unfamiliar – we could still make out the Milky Way, but none of our familiar constellations.

As wreckage from our spaceship made shooting stars, two questions were in everyone’s minds: How were we going to get home? Did we want to?

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