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Mercury

by on Dec.27, 2014, under Fiction

 

 

You can read my new short story, "Mercury," in the Winter issue of Kweli, guest-edited by Danielle Evans.

The inauguration of the Spaceport of France was declared a holiday in Guiana, and tribes from as far as Brazil made camp along the coast to witness blastoff.  It was a rainless day in the jungle, rocket fueled and gleaming on the launchpad.  As the boys from Saint-Sébastien hopped off the school bus, commands crackled from the control center like the voice of God.