26 Jan 2018 – The High Places

Scott Summers365 Stories, Science Fiction

We touched down in the high places, where the clouds drifted beneath us as they wrapped the fields and valleys far below in a cloak of mist.  At that point in my career, I’d seen vestiges of ruined civilizations from similar vantage points on almost every world I’d visited.  When searching for alien life, it makes sense to start at a high altitude, where the equipment can get a good scan of the surface, before moving on.  You leave a minimal trace that way, and it’s best not to disturb the locals — if there are any locals to disturb … Read More