He is in the basement, saving Super Earth and spreading managed democracy through the galaxy again. His mouse smells like pizza, but this is how it has always been, clicking out of his email when I hear the battle pause and pretending we can change things.
Chelsea Ruxer is an MFA student at the Bluegrass Writers Studio. Her work is published or forthcoming in Hermeneutic Chaos, 5×5, Jersey Devil Press, and others.
Cover Photo: Joel Ormsby (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joelshine2/)