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

Adam and María had twelve hours together after dropping the skiff into orbit.‭ ‬There wasn’t much to do but watch the monitors.‭ ‬Adam was horny and María wasn’t having any of it,‭ ‬which made for a tense ride.‭ ‬Eight hours in they thought they had incoming refugees.‭ ‬The time raced as they followed procedures and made the proper calls,‭ ‬only to find a bit of debris sending outdated transmissions.‭ ‬Adam put his feet on the control board.‭

“‬Makes you long for the days when all they had to worry about was Mexicans,‭ ‬eh‭?”

María gave him a black eye.

A bit about the author:

Rachel Ayers lives and writes in Kansas,‭ ‬from whence she hopes to hitch a tornadic ride to adventure in another world.‭ ‬She has a Creative Writing degree from Pittsburg State University.‭ ‬Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Isabelle Rose's Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology and several literary journals.‭ ‬Her webcomic,‭ ‬Near and Far,‭ ‬is available online at Visit author page