Title: The Ocean Went on Forever
Author: Nicola Kapron
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: Mature Audiences
Trigger Warnings: death of a parent (off-screen), death of a parent (past), micro-aggressions (ableist), minor character death
Character Features: character has a disability, criminal, hearing impaired, merperson, murderer, non-human character, teenager
Tags: body modification, environmentalism, fraught family dynamics, grieving, isolation, interspecies conflict, past tense, pov third person limited, they had it coming
The green ocean of Triton went on forever. There was no land to break it up into smaller seas, no shore for its waves to break on. Just an endless expanse of dark water teeming with alien life. Ideal for a survey team to pour over, searching for any reason a company shouldn’t start drilling into the seabed; less than ideal for a teenager to live in. Rock hadn’t wanted to move to Triton, but his father didn’t make a habit of taking his wishes into account. So there he was, under an alien sea, light years away from everything he knew, before Mom’s grave was even cold.
Length: 15 pages/4,992 words
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