Eleanna Castroianni is a writer, poet, and oral storyteller from Greece. A cultural geographer by training, Eleanna tells speculative stories from the margins of history and the far futures of the Anthropocene. Their written work has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, PodCastle, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere. Lives in Athens, Greece, with a growing number of string instruments. eleannacastroianni.com
That was Father—a storm in a drought, a comet in the night. Acting first, thinking later, carried on not by foresight, but on luck’s slippery feet.
And so we were not as surprised as we should have been when, one warm night in our tenth year on the mountain, Father showed us the flying machine.
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