Content warning: implied murder, corpse mention
As far as you were concerned, burial didn’t count if it didn’t involve dirt. Yet we’d drifted far from land during our fight over who would captain this ship. And I didn’t have anywhere else to put your corpse when I won.
I think I won, anyway.
It’s just that you’ve taken to following the boat’s shadow, walking along the ocean floor with glowing eyes trained on me above. I can’t outpace you. You can’t swim.
I’m afraid to enter water shallower than six feet.
So I’m headed out to deeper seas. Hopefully, the crushing pressure will be burial enough.
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Little Blue Marble 2022: Warmer Worlds
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The last eight years have been the warmest on record.
Little Blue Marble‘s anthology of speculative climate fiction and poetry from an international slate of authors mourns and hopes in equal measure for the fate of our world and its ecosystems.
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