"Walk in the Grass"--a tiny appetizer from Don Tassone's SMALL BITES

Walk in the Grass


George and Jane met in a park, walking across the grass on a sunny day.

Now, five years later, it was time to start a family. For most young couples, this would be such a happy moment.  But most young couples arent on a spaceship, just beginning a 30-year odyssey to Pluto and back.

They had signed up for this adventure knowing their children and grandchildren would be born in space. They would all be pioneers. The idea had seemed bold and exciting.

But now, watching Earth shrink in the distance, they wanted only to feel the soft grass beneath their feet.