“The curtain rose, and the first act began.

Falb stood in one of the claustrophobic hallways of the cruiser, surrounded by other soldiers. The projection screens in the walls had come alive and commanded everyone’s attention. Falb took a deep breath and clenched his teeth.

Until a moment ago, the screens had only shown star-speckled emptiness and the yellow glow of the colony world: now, there was something else.”

Published in: Strange Aeon: 2020: Lovecraftian Tales, September 2020

Horror, Science Fiction, Short Fiction

Publication Date: 22. September 2020