First Chapter, First Paragraph – Waiting on a Bright Moon – Jy Yang

First Chapter, First Paragraph

The body arrives during the second refrain. It slaps on the receiving dial with the wet sound of rendered flesh, and the processing officer, a young woman fresh from the originworld, screams. It’s the scream that alerts you. You didn’t see the body come in, didn’t witness its ungainly, sprawling materialisation through the white of the portal. When you lift your voice in concert with your song-sister on the originworld, the act con- sumes you.

Why You Should Check This Out...

It is an emotional and riveting bite-sized science fiction. At 40 pages, you can dip your toe into the story and get a brief glimpse of a beautifully created world. 

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