The red eye shuttle from Earth to Mars is a place for solitude and contemplation. I am trapped in thoughts of the upcoming merger with Horizon Corp, unable to sleep, or read, only think.
I look down at the glowing ball of blue and see the mushroom clouds sprout from the ground around the globe. The megacorp has, at last, made its move and made castaways of us all, for there is no Earth to go back to. We are all now trapped with our thoughts, out here in the black beyond, but only for the rest of our lives.