Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Icarus in the 21st Century

Defiant always of the Principia, Sky Boy jumped. Lean and lithe he practiced plyometrics, nurtured an impressive vertical. Mid-leap he swore an oath: gravity is my enemy. 9.81m/s2 is a prison binding us to the Earth. Behind workroom door Daddy carved a surprise for beloved son: large waxen wings. Calculations had been made, arcs plotted. Numbers and symbols, code (helixed and backboned) were contemplated. Sky Boy studied particle physics – all points are the same point on a string. Nothing personal, Newton. Not this time, Dad. Sky Boy flew while waxen wings melted in the sun.

A bit about the author:

Nikki is currently a student of UBC’s MFA in Creative Writing. You can find her at her eldest son’s concerts, her youngest son’s basket-volley-hand ball games, at her desk writing or on the tennis court. Visit author page