The ignorosphere

Friday Flash Fiction – new flash posted every Friday unless I’m too drunk to remember


Just because you didn’t know we were here, doesn’t mean we didn’t exist. It was easy for you to explore the air above your earth, the air where you lived and climbed and flew.

That was enough for you for 200 hundred years, once you’d ventured so high, that narrow band above your terra firma.

Later, you flung yourselves into the sky, right past us and on to the moon. You missed us completely, because you went too high.

Always you managed to not notice us.

Or maybe we managed not to be noticed.

Now we learn that you will send rockets here to finally observe us, the mesosphere, the layer you have ignored so long.

We are ready for you. Are you ready for us?


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Nat Newman is an award-winning writer of short stories, content, podcasts, feature articles, drunk text messages and, soon, a novella.

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