Bright Future: A Short Story

Abandoned by humanity. Hunted by machines. Sentenced to death.

Abandoned by humanity. Hunted by machines. Sentenced to death.

Will is an outcast. Betrayed and offered up as a sacrifice to appease the mechahumans, he’s been condemned to die. And the means of execution? A rocket headed straight for the sun.

Haunted by his past, and with the heat intensifying by the minute, he’s finding it harder and harder to focus on an escape plan. And with millions watching his every move back on Earth, is escape even possible?

Is there any way out? Or is he destined to die in the sun’s all-consuming flames?

Also features a preview of John D. Payne’s sequel to Charles Dicken’s classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.