Stasis Dreams (Caretaker Short)

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After twenty-four years trapped in a nightmare en-route to the planet Minea, Taiver wakes up from stasis to even worse terrors. Trapped in a malfunctioning pod, submerged in liquid, and unable to move, Taiver is told by the ship’s lone caretaker, Hannah, that the sedatives no longer work on him. Minea is still thirty years away; he can’t leave the stasis chamber, he can’t even go back to his nightmares, and Hannah, his only companion, may just be the one who caused them.

 

About the Author

Josi Russell’s science fiction novels explore familiar human relationships in unfamiliar contexts. She currently teaches creative writing and fiction courses as an Associate Professor of English for Utah State University Eastern. She lives in the alien landscape of the high desert American Southwest with her family and a giant tortoise named Caesar. Josi is captivated by the fields of linguistics, mathematics, and medicine, by the vast unknown beyond our atmosphere, and by the whole adventure of being human.