Ideabird 3/22/12

The Earth's atmosphere swells during cycles of heavy solar radiation, and space junk is gradually dragged down to earth. 2,000 years from now, humanity has built itself up after the apocalypse. A wandering soldier is struggling his way over a snowy pass when a fireball lands near him. Sizzling in the ice is a piece of metal, a half-melted wrench stamped "NASA."

© Tony Jonick 2013