Friday, February 18, 2011

Diving Into the Wreck 1-3 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch

"For the dream is based on fact. The nightmare actually happened.

My mother and I suited up and walked, hand in hand, into a room on an abandoned space station. Mother wanted to explore, and I didn’t want her to go alone. I was maybe four, maybe five. I don’t remember exactly, and no one has ever talked of it.

What I do remember is a jumble—colored lights, beautiful voices singing in six-part harmony. Mother’s face turned upward toward the lights.

“Beautiful,” she said, her voice blending into the chorus. “Oh, so beautiful.”

And then she left me and floated toward that light."

4 out of 5