Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Chinatown

-You sure look uptight mister. You going to a funeral or something?-

Wernher wished things could work out that simply. They couldn’t. Not today, not ever.

Wernher half-listened. He took his mind off the scenery of filled-in Bay Area sprawl, the webwork of canals, and trains of container ships. In his hand, he held a tooth -- the tooth of Jacqueline Bouvier  -- the only proof he had to implicate astronaut Michael Collins.

Read more of "New Chinatown," a 600 word short story of an alternative future where the Soviets beat the Americans to the Moon, and General Douglas MacArthur has been president since the Sino-American War of the late-1950s.

For sale NOW at Amazon and Smashwords: "The Future Is Short: Science Fiction in a Flash"

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