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Jim zoned out a little during the speeches.  He listened while Ronnie’s dad got up and talked for a while about the purpose of the colony–about exploration and the indomitable human spirit.  It was the same sort of thing that Ronnie’s dad always went on about.  Jim’s lips twitched.  He […]

Martian Adventures: The Naming Ceremony Part 3

Mrs. Morgan looked taller without Jim’s dad towering over her.  And she looked pretty in her pink-flower dress and pearls.  And Jim looked very solemn in his suit.  Ronnie grinned and waved.  Jim waved back.  Ronnie’s mom had redecorated the cafeteria for the ceremony.  The tables had been stashed somewhere, […]

Martian Adventures: The Naming Ceremony Part 2