“Time Debt” Available at Electric Spec

My story “Time Debt” is now available for free reading at Electric Spec.  Here’s a short teaser:

          In the stark light, Adler’s face hangs long, as if Ghara Station’s point eight gee is oppressive. “Real or relative?” he asks.
          I fidget with my drink, a bitter distillate of Ghara’s ‘finest’ algal whiskey. Near-light travel has made aging—not to mention personal relationships—complicated.
          A weariness that belies his biological age shrouds Adler’s eyes. “I’m forty-two,” he says, “but I was born two centuries ago, Earth Standard.”
          I know this already. I know a lot about Adler. I should. He’s my father.

To read the rest, head over to Electric Spec.  While there, be sure to check out the other stories in the issue.

About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction
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2 Responses to “Time Debt” Available at Electric Spec

  1. Marc Schuster says:

    Great last line! Also, if you can still make minor edits, do a quick search for “Alder.”

    • Thanks, Marc. This one took a lot of work to get the structure right, but I’m happy with the end result. I’m not sure what you’re hinting at with Alder, however; isn’t that a type of tree?

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