(Author’s Note: None! I am back to life, back to the writer’s gallery. I have 13 more months in Korea. Let’s celebrate with a story!)
Sounds of Silence
by Miles H. Rost
It was a shock to the Garbarthian space crew when they heard nothing.
For 27 earth years, they were able to study and learn about its inhabitants and the various strange things that were around them. They had gone to sleep on the eve, waiting to see what would come.
There was no sound that next morning. Nor the morning after. They heard faint horns, faint chatter, but the small cactus they used as their listening device heard nothing.
For 11 days, they heard nothing. They went back into the playback to hear the last moment.
*click* BANG! *click* BANG!