I give you “Beacon”, a short story of 6,352 words, exclusively available (for now) from Amazon.com. As for the tale’s content, I’ll let my blurb do the talking:
Tersias and Mally have lived their lives in orbit around Beacon, the last star in the Universe. But now the young couple have done the impossible: they have conceived. And something has noticed.
The tale is enrolled in Kindle Select. If I decide to add it to other platforms, I’ll let you know, and I’ll change this post accordingly. You’ll want to keep an eye out for the story’s free days–I get five in which to run it free of charge.
I want to thank my two very helpful beta readers (you know who you are), who gave this tale a good run-through and raised some good points. And, as always, I want to thank you, the readers.
And stay tuned.