Month: April 2012

In the Year 2525

Cicada on a person's finger

The cicadas last appeared in 2004 and return every 17 years.
Halley’s Comet last appeared in 1986 and returns every 76 years.
In what year must man be alive to hear the cicadas and see Halley’s comet in the same year?

Goodbye Charlie

The floating red bar reminded him of long ago, of the altar railing, which regular people weren’t allowed beyond. Charlie set his hands on the red bar, but pulled them back quickly. His palms were blistered.