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 is a a British-Australian writer, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Master of Arts in ancient history and is studying towards a Master of Letters in creative writing. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Aurealis and Suddenly Lost in Words. When not writing or studying, she can be found researching her family tree or attempting to learn Welsh. Visit author page