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Aya Ghanameh

 

Sorry We Missed You!

Edited by Aleksandra Hill || Narrated by TBD || Produced by TBD
Illness, death (offscreen)
3900 words

New Ceres: Now Serving Delicious! 

I press my face to the cold glass separating me from space as my mother docks The Flying Potato to New Ceres Station. The outer hull of their marketplace level is transparent, revealing a line of people waiting for our ship to arrive. My hair smells like peanut oil and I want to shower, but there’s no time. 

I flip the small switch from “Sorry We Missed You!” to “Now Serving Delicious!” The neon light changes from drowsy amber to animated green and the potato in the window—previously sleeping—is now dancing. 

I’ve never known anything so excited to be eaten. 

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Aun-Juli Riddle is a writer and illustrator living in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and trio of cats. She runs an online tea shoppe and enjoys traveling the country to sell her wares and collect souvenir magnets. She has short fiction in Luna Station Quarterly and the anthology, Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die. She can be found online at aunjuli.art or on Twitter as @aunjuli.
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