A very cool post from Beyond the Sphere re the Black Wolves of Mars! Many thanks for the mention Tom 🙂 If you enjoy this post do check out the unique and wonderfully imaginative experience at Beyond the Sphere!
Driving around a dusty old planet looking for anything unusual, anything really out of the ordinary, takes its toll. Day after day of dry, red clay, and amber skies followed by freezing cold nights adds to the monotony. With large and very still dusty plains, and mountains that offer hardly any protection, yet also comfort in the hope that there may be something – someone – just beyond, would be enough for anyone to get the next shuttle out. Not me.
I’ve missed the last five shuttles now. The next one is due in December. It’s just me and these Martian elements – if you can call them that.
Lucky for me, I live inside this mobile home. Reinforced steel and glass; recycled air and water, rehydrated food, and a strong resistance to the boredom.
There’s something else that keeps me here. The solitude. The beauty of this alien world…
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