I should have shared this story earlier. (Thanks Ann for reminding me.) Kind of forgot about it. It was published in April as one of the favorite stories of NPR's Three Minute Fiction Contest. I am particularly proud of this story because it was a feat of editing. It is something that I'd written, but in order to fit the 600 word (three minute) constraints of the contest, I had to pare it down to the bones. I thought the bones were lovely.
Please read and come back and tell me what you think.
Mars: In the Beginning