Distance (flash fiction)

genesis by sabotsnake



Lena had decided to work in the new colony in Proxima Centauri b, but she had to leave her girlfriend behind.  The new Quantum Drive had got Lena there surprisingly quickly: she was now 4.244 light years away. Thanks to the Pulse Generator, which sent communications through an artificially constructed wormhole, messages to Earth only took a few days rather than four years, which made it possible for Ani and her to still talk. Whenever Ani messaged, she looked so much older now. Lena was never going back to Earth. She wondered how long it could now last between them.


Joanne Fisher


This was written with the prompt distance dating provided by the Carrot Ranch April 23 Flash Fiction Challenge.



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