The view between wake and sleep


  • Tim Peake was falling asleep.
  • Jessica was across in the observation module.

‘Tim, you awake? can you get over here?’

‘One second Jess.’

Tim floated over.

‘Look out the nadir pane and tell me what you think.’

The view was spectacular.

‘I think that spinning orb we call home is a desperate roar within an unfathomable ocean of silence.’

‘That’s nice Tim, but I was talking about the blown bolt above the solar shunt unit.’