“Erik Wecks has done a superb job of using a contained environment to create, hold, and build the tension core to the story.” —William Hertling, Author: Avogadro Corp.
“A plot where you get sucked in from the beginning.” —Leslie
“The writer does a bang-up job describing the emotional struggle the couple undergo as they wrestle with all the possibilities facing them…” —William
Roger Gillian and Helena Porter are a happily married professional couple living in the aftermath of an interstellar war. They never intend to leave home. All that changes when Roger’s military past catches up to them. Desperate, they agree to a relativistic journey which will bring them home 47 years in the future.
Things go sideways when Helena becomes unexpectedly pregnant. With no means to shorten their journey, and supplies only for two, they find themselves scrambling to preserve their resources and find new ones in order to make it back alive.
But it isn’t only physical resources they must find. Finding the inner strength to go forward requires taking action in spite of their desperate situation. Surprisingly, they experience hope where none should exist.