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Orbital Debris

Holly Lyn Walrath

Long duration exposure
teaches us what space
does to things abandoned
by humans. From small slivers
of paint to defunct satellites, rogue
cast-offs—messages in bottles
floating in an ocean with no shore.
But how do we learn what we
do to space?

Holly Lyn Walrath’s work appears in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Liminality, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Glimmerglass Girl is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (2018). She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath or at

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