anything short of death is survivable
It’s a tense, action-packed story about the resilience of hope, and it’s a wonderful read!
— Charles Payseur / Quick Sip Reviews
nice girls die fast
Olive feared she might vomit which would be a really dumb and dangerous thing to do since her mouth was sealed off (along with the rest of her skin) against the vacuum of space. Basically, her insides had nowhere to go. She swallowed hard. Only little kids got space sick and she wasn’t a little kid, she was fourteen. As soon as the hatch had opened and she went rushing out into the empty, Olive’s skin crystalized—just like it was supposed to.
ANYTHING SHORT OF DEATH IS SURVIVABLE is a science-fiction novelette published in Lightspeed Magazine issue 135 (August 2021).