Genres: Comedy Sci-Fi, Modern Sci-Fi, Science Fiction
Cast of Wonders 529: Little Wonders 37 – Seeking Connections
Birding With My Human was originally published in Nature Futures on July 7th, 2021.
Haunting the Docks
by Marie Vibbert
No one comes to my dock anymore. It’s so empty I can hear the ping of metal struts relaxing. The sounds of life elsewhere on the station, transmitted through multiple bulkheads, are muted, inchoate moans. I cycle through checks on systems unperturbed by human hands. I tidy what is already tidy.
I’m so bored. I power on a tug-drone.
“Aft Supplemental Dock Petty Tug Drone 2 reporting for duty. You can call me Pettie!” Her voice abruptly loses its chipper tone. “Oh, it’s you.” (Continue Reading…)