Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Air

There’s twenty minutes’ worth of air left in the shuttle. Forty if there weren’t two of you needing to breathe it.
Brad takes the capsule you offer him and smiles. “At least we’ll die together.”
“I love you,” you say, placing your own capsule onto your tongue. “It’ll be easier this way.”
The drug is quick-acting. He holds your hand as he dies.
Spitting your capsule onto the ground, you grind it beneath your feet and slide into the captain’s chair. The spaceport is only thirty minutes away. You’ll be there in plenty of time. Twenty minutes, if you rush.

A bit about the author:

Tara Calaby lives in Melbourne, Australia with her wife and far too many books. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Grimdark Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and she is an Assistant Editor for Luna Station Quarterly. She is currently a PhD candidate in English, which involves a lot of sneezing while she digs through dusty archives for her research into female patients in Victorian asylums. In her free time, she can be found playing video games or attempting to learn Welsh. Visit author page