Death By PlanetMature

Year 3010. Earthlings have been forced to colonize Mars. But everyone thought they could go back...

 Prologue

 

Dear Jules,

            God, I don’t know what to do here anymore. It’s not the same. It’s not Earth.

            Things are getting weird too. Sometimes the artificial gravity doesn’t work properly. People have actually disappeared into the sky. You’d think it’s cool, but it’s not. It’s not fun watching people you know ascend into oblivion. I mean, when do they stop? When do they finally die? Do they ever land somewhere?

            I just wish you were here, Jules. Or rather, that I’m where you are. It’s been way too long. Almost a year I think, right? One more month or so before it’s been a year since we’ve seen each other? You know I’m not good at keeping track of things. I better still be your best friend. ;)

            Things are…not so great around the house. Mom and Dad are fighting again. Mostly about the same stuff. My mom still argues that she doesn’t want to be here and she wants to go home.

            The thing is, Jules, I don’t even know if we can go home. I heard a rumor from a friend I met here that when his friend’s family wanted to go back to Earth, they wouldn’t let them go. It’s not like they didn’t have their transports or anything, they just couldn’t go. Security wouldn’t allow it and they had to stay.

            I didn’t think this was going to be a one-way trip, Jules. I thought Dad would get over the hype of BEING ON MARS and just want to go back home. He doesn’t even like work anymore. But it’s about the money. It’s always about the money.

            Anyway, I’ve noticed that this is all basically a sob story and I’m sorry about that. I don’t want you to worry about me. I’m really fine and the gravity has been working great for me. Besides, if I do fly away, I know I’ll make it back to Earth. It’s where you are and Earth is where I belong. I'd like to be somewhere on Earth at least.

            Call me tomorrow night. I need to hear your voice.

Now and Forever Your Best Friend,

Len

P.S. I actually learned something interesting in history the other day. Did you know that this, this email business, isn't new? People came up with it a long time ago on Earth and now it's just been upgraded to communicate between planets. Cool huh?

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