Our planet is dying; we have to leave. There is another nearby world, ready to receive us, but the Governor placates the people with lies and threatens them with arrest or execution instead of acting to save our species. I have a plan, and it will take all I have and more to see it through. I hope I am strong enough.
Told in the style of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, this short story is approximately 2,400 words long. It includes an excerpt from Jason Kristopher's award-winning debut novel of the zombie apocalypse, The Dying of the Light: End.