A Russian astronaut wakes up after an accident to discover he’s stranded on a space station module, but when a strange visitor arrives he begins to wonder if he’s losing his mind.
“Flotando” by Frankie De Leonardis
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A Russian astronaut awakes on a space station module after a crash. Space debris has left the module severely damaged and isolated. As the astronaut tries to reconnect to the base strange noises turn his attention to the outside. The knocks become closer until a strange character emerges. He’s come to welcome the astronaut. Puzzled, scared, and believing everything to be a hallucination the astronaut tries to focus on his communication efforts, but the character decides to open the hatch and let himself in. The story is about realizing and accepting with a sci-fi tone and a surreal twist.