The Distant Earth

This story was originally published in Exoplanet Magazine, issue 4. Unfortunately, the Exoplanet website is offline, so I’ve posted the story here.

Earth hangs low in the sky over the bubble habitats, a solitary hemisphere of incomparable blue. White wisps of cloud drift across it, but Wendo will never see them from the ground, only here from zir vantage point hundreds of thousands of kilometers away.