The Night Falls

A Maguire
8 min readJul 13, 2022
Photo by Mihály Köles on Unsplash

The first long night had been forty-eight hours. Those who made it through to the dawn that followed discovered their world had gone.

Something to do with the darkness, the original scientific consensus had been, Callie remembered, chewing on the end of her pen as she leaned back, the journal on her knees. Some form of bacterial infection came with the ever-lengthening nights. She’d been finishing up boot camp when the planet had…

A Maguire

Writer, dreamer, developmental editor, book coach, farmer and mother.