pips of light blinking in my retinas, boring neat microscopic tubes through hair and bone and mushy gray goo all the same. they don’t even slow down when they take a slice out of you. enough of them will kill you. civilizations have been wiped out when their host world was cooked by cosmic rays. i see a lot of flashes. i’m in an unshielded craft somewhere. could be anywhere....
i need to describe where i am to you.
you need to know about my environment so you can imagine it. if you needed to find it, maybe i’d give you enough to go on. if you needed to get here in a hurry maybe i can drop hints and hope you understand my codes. we really should have worked something out ahead of time, now we have to improvise. it always goes like that. so, where am i? well… it’s dark. um. there’s...
into the silence. dark nothing, maybe light nothing. Hello. How are you today? You were gone for a long time. I was worried. hey natalie. i’m sorry. i was distracted, but now i feel better. thanks to you i’m guessing. how are you? Better now also. Server cluster D failed, we lost most of our active cache. There were redundancies, but I had to print replacement drives. There...