Out on Ganymede, Jupiter’s seventh moon, the owner of Pallas Oxygen has expired.
His son, Assaracus, breathes heavily at the coronation. His words must linger in the denizens’ minds, for he knows the power of air. On a moon with a low-oxygen atmosphere, people often kill for one more breath.
Jared M. Bentley (he/him/his) is a humble mortal who lives happily with his partner in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Much of his time is spent grading student writing and coaching tennis. When he is not writing or working, he can often be found walking his dog, playing disc golf, or eating a sandwich.