In a classroom of the far, far future, with a teacher who’s slowly turning into a lizard:
“You!” Fire Lizard screams, pointing at Drinker. “What’s the issue?”
“Obscure,” Drinker mutters.
Fire Lizard’s eyes seem to bug out of his head. “Who remembers rain?” he shouts. “Last rain? Who remembers?”
— from self’s story-in-progress, “This Is End”
Meanwhile, floating out there in space, out of sight of the members of this human colony: the wreckage of the ghost ship, the Kobayashi Maru (nods to Star Trek; also, to the Oakland fire victims, artists and teachers who were attending an event at the Ghost Ship warehouse when it burned down, 22 December)