Saturday, October 10, 2009

Piece on Mars submitted to New Scientist magazine’s Flash Fiction Competition

Over at, a forum for Red Planet enthusiasts provided by the Mars Society, a fellow named Louis from the UK has posted a piece of flash fiction entitled “Only Mars Now,” which he submitted to New Scientist magazine for its 2009 Flash Fiction Competition. Here are the opening lines of Louis’ work:

Olympus Areson emerged from the News Chamber, back into softly-lit, calm reality. The view through the protective translucency was reassuring: the blue-grey sky, the reddish line of the horizon and, in the foreground, lushly verdant growth chambers surrounded by colonising lichen. …

The deadline for submissions to the magazine's competition is October 15, 2009.

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