Her childhood passion to go off-world continued into adulthood. Back then the only way for the working class to do it was to join Space Force as a trooper. As a new recruit she qualified for space station landings and orbiting Earth. Marcia’s last bump in rank allowed her to live in Mars barracks.
Orienting to living in a base bubble was simple, as she was accustomed to no free oxygen or gravity. Hydroponic gardens, heme labs, and water recyclers provided the basics. Humming ventilators put her to sleep. What made it feel like home was that amazon delivered there!
p.s. WP is throwing another hissy. After talking with tech support, it appears “Gravatar” is sending most of my comments on others’ blogs directly to spam. I’m reading posts like usual, so if you don’t see my comment, please check your spam folders. I know they are not golden, but spam by default??
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