Rated G. This is a young adult SF story.
By Janni Lee Simner
Jenny was silent for a while. “Promise me something?” she finally asked. “If they ever come for you, promise you’ll let me know?”
“Why?” I had trouble believing Jenny really wanted to leave. Maybe this was all some sort of joke.
“Just promise,” Jenny said.
“No.” Even if she was serious, Jenny was the last person I wanted following me into space.
Jenny took a deep breath. “I’ll tell you, too. If they ever come for me.”
About the Author
Janni Lee Simner was born aboard a pirate ship, but as soon as she came of age booked passage with a caravan bound for the Sahara, and spent the next decade as a seeker of lost cities, hidden tombs, and ancient artifacts. While hiding from assassins in the lost Library of Alexandria, however, she discovered she really preferred telling stories, and so she settled down in the Sonoran desert to write, interrupted only by the occasional map-bearing stranger or man-eating Gila monster.
About the Narrator
Anna Eley was the wife of Escape Pod founder, Serah Eley, and a popular recurring narrator.