Starman

Starman Billy McCarthy was only six when he first encountered the universe. He had been chased into the garden by his mother, who had had enough of him tearing around the house. It had been one of those afternoons. She prayed for the arrival of the new school year. Outside, abandoned by his guardian, Billy…

Interlude

Interlude The nearly-full moon was eclipsed in the night sky by a large cloud and time stopped. Near the edge of town, a freight train came full stop without so much as screeching its steel wheels on the tracks. The control arm in a road crossing up ahead seized half-way to the down position. And…