Chrysalis Can Wait

by Mary E. Lowd

Originally published in Paw Prints Beyond the Moon, July 2024

“His voice had not changed.  It was the same voice that Emily remembered from her egg-dreams.”

Warm air, sun-dappled pink tea roses, and the drowsy hum of bees melted away the cold from outer space that chilled the Time Tortoise.  He had hidden inside his shell, wrapped in his silken robe, and watched the spiral galaxy, Galapagofrey, twist and crush down into a pinpoint black hole.  Supermassive.  His home galaxy was gone.

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