The Shape of Skulls

After her husband died, she painted black geometric patterns on his skull, lined its eyesockets with rhinestones and gerberas, and capped his teeth with gold. She put the skull on the mantel and called it art. He threatened to haunt her till the end. Love is more powerful than death, he said. She waited for […]

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Saludos de la Tierra

The first time Tookar drank Earth wine, he was on his third mission to monitor increases in the planet’s carbon dioxide. His spacecraft landed in the northern Rioja region of what Earthlings called Spain, in a valley surrounded by white-peaked mountains faded blue in the sunlight. Rows of vegetation bearing bunches of tiny, globular fruit […]

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