Isolated on Mars, anyone could start going stir crazy…
Katya should be on top of the world. She’s overcome a traumatic past and now she’s part of the first permanent settlement on Mars.
So why do things feel so wrong?
The colonists are confined to a small base on the surface of a hostile planet, so perhaps it’s only cabin fever. After all, she’s got great friends, an exciting career, and an ex-girlfriend who – she’s sure – would do anything to have her back…
But with cracks appearing in the relationships between the crew and nothing but empty Martian desert beyond the safety of their domes, it’s far too easy for the mind to drift. And when it does, it can be difficult to tell what’s real, and what’s pure imagination…
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Past Imperfect is a short story set during Livid Skies, SI CLARKE’s forthcoming second novel. It’s written for science fiction readers who enjoy having their preconceptions challenged.
About the Author
SI CLARKE is a Canadian misanthrope who lives in Deptford, sarf ees London. She shares her home with her partner and an assortment of waifs and strays. As someone who’s neurodivergent, an immigrant, and the proud owner of an invisible disability, she strives to present a realistically diverse array of characters in her stories.