After discovering much was not what they thought, a group of spacefaring rats have to make choices for what to do with their own lives...
Today’s story is the second and final part of “You Are Our Lifeboat” by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, or just leinir, who can usually be found relaxing in the English Midlands, where they split their time between cooking usually delicious food, writing various bits of social realism and science fiction, or creating free and open source software in the KDE project. Sometimes all three happen at the same time, and they tell me that sci fi epic they’ve been working on the last most of a decade is getting closer to wrapping up.
While waiting for that to land, if you would like more after this one, you can find more of their stories in the anthologies found on their GoodReads profile at goodreads.com/leinir. This story in particular can be found in the FurPlanet anthology Exploring New Places, where a variety of animal people go out and explore a wide variety of new places.
Last time, our space-faring rats discovered that not only was the ship much larger than they had thought, they had also arrived at their destination with several important things gone, and found themselves faced with a choice of what to do about it.
Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.