Blue lightning, red clouds, searing heat and a dwindling water supply: just a typical day on Spiral. Jessa watches the monitors daily, waiting for the return of the ice ship. Her family died in the last water rationing crisis—and she longs for good news to share with the colony this time. The ice ship’s mission lasts six more months. But of course, Jessa looks anyway—just in case. The stand-alone sequel to Brooks’ short story Seventy, for everyone who wants to believe in hope. 1400 words / Life On Other Planets (Science Fiction) Welcome to Inklets, a series of short (and sometimes short-short) stories ranging from sci-fi to fantasy to lingering just on the edge of normal. One thing’s for sure: you won’t look at the world the same way again.
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