Aphelion Issue 283, Volume 27
May 2023
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by Daniel C Smith

…we passed Pluto the very first day
tearing apart the virgin gulf of space
with ion echoes from our engine’s drone
pushing us…

… past Centauri and then past light speed
whereupon time bent and reality melted away
and we found ourselves stranded somewhere
beyond Eternity…

© 2005 Daniel C Smith

In the arena of speculative fiction, Dan Smith has over thirty short stories and poems either published or awaiting publication with various small press and semi-professional magazines, both print and web, including Bare Bone, Hadrosaur Tales, Revelation, The Leading Edge, The Martian Wave, Not One of Us and Scifakuest. In addition, Dan has published more ‘mainstream’ poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction in such venues as Inscape, Liquid Ohio, MindFireRenewed, and The SiNK.

Find more by Daniel Smith in the Author Index.


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