Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
Now in our 8th year!

Ray of Light

SCENE: Daytime but dark, an unnatural haze hanging over the ruined city. My porch feels safe, tucked behind wisteria and an overgrown garden, but isn’t. They’re tracking humans with sensors and worse. Must get moving.
FADE.
SCENE: Found sunshine, but not safety. Yet. Walking with three others and a child. The girl is slow but the most important among us; the virus only affects adults. Must keep moving.
FADE.
SCENE: Still have strength to fight. I sent the girl ahead with our supplies, to what’s left of our kind. Not far now, she’ll make it. She has to.
FADE OUT.

A bit about the author:

J.R. Johnson is a writer, scholar, archer and unlicensed librarian. She finds speculative fiction appealing because she likes the idea that there is more to the world than meets the eye, and that the human race has a future. She now lives and writes in Ottawa, Ontario. Visit author page