Published through Aphelion Webzine in April 2011 edition.
When Simon awoke, his body was a shrivelled husk in the process
of reconstruction by nanomachines. This, he understood – his stasis
module must have malfunctioned. But why was he alone when he had been
only one of three thousand people on the ship when it was launched?
Only the ship’s artificial intelligence, the D.A.V.E., knew the