Andromeda and the Moon : Part 3 – A Short Story by Leona

The alarm buzzed. Sparky shouted. Andromeda groaned.  She had to be up two hours earlier than her normal schedule to join Dad at work. Her excitement from last night didn’t feel as powerful when she really wanted another few minutes in bed.  “Time to GO!” Sparky shouted and liked her face. He needed to be … Continue reading Andromeda and the Moon : Part 3 – A Short Story by Leona

Claire and Grandma – A Short Story by Leona

“Halmeoni” Claire called toward the front door. “I’m coming!”  She slipped on her sneakers and grabbed her rain jacket. Earlier, Claire had heard from Pa’s radio that there was “a high chance of rain in the greater Chicago area”. She tumbled down the stairs carefully to slow down right as she landed on the entryway.  … Continue reading Claire and Grandma – A Short Story by Leona

The Call : Part 2 – A Short Story by Leona

“You what?!” Jensen said, his voice aggravated. “I turned the recorder off after the first response cause I thought it was a prank.” I said. It was the morning after I made contact with K-Tig and the other scientists were just starting the day shift. I had felt like a fool for not following protocol … Continue reading The Call : Part 2 – A Short Story by Leona

The Call : Part 1 – A Short Story by Leona

For me it all started that fateful Friday morning. I was getting a cup of coffee from the brakroom before checking the logs on the computers. Here in the Arecibo Observatory facilities, it was important to ensure that all the computers were functioning and making proper computations. It wasn’t the fancy job people thought I … Continue reading The Call : Part 1 – A Short Story by Leona