Genres: Science Fiction
Hello everyone! Surprise! Today, July 21st, is the two year anniversary of Cast of Wonders. We couldn’t be prouder, and to celebrate we’re debuting a new type of episode. You’re listening to the very first Little Wonders, a collection of flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme or genre. We’re going to start things off nice and easy with a pair of science fiction shorts.
by Kara Hartz
Silvia stared at her Teddy, which moved laboriously into her outstretched hand.
“How did you do that?” I asked.
“Dunno,” she said, “Just thought it.”
She didn’t move objects with the grace the native beings here did, but she still moved them. Before accepting this ambassadorship I’d worried how it might affect Silvia. She got along well with the Teppim children though, and not having human playmates didn’t seem to bother her.
Moving things was natural to them, like learning to walk or talk for us. Something picked up by being around it.
I thought about my pen putting itself away. Nothing happened.