Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flash fiction: “Turning a Frontier into a Home” by Ben Ellis

The free SF story site 365 tomorrows has a tantalizing piece of flash fiction entitled “Turning a Frontier into a Home” (2009) by British writer Ben Ellis. It’s about selling beautiful ladies to lonely men on the first ever commercial spaceflight to Mars. Here's the opening line: “Liam slouched over his drink, a ‘Lost Beagle’, jabbing the sliced raspberries with his straw.”

Ben Ellis originally wrote “Turning a Frontier into a Home” for a flash fiction competition sponsored by New Scientist magazine.

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