28 minutes | Oct 15th 2020

Overcast 136: Where the Grass May Be Greener by Rob Butler

Where the Grass May Be Greener by Rob Butler. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Rob Butler. #scifi #timetravel 

For Stenson the start of the walk was the highlight. He had never seen one tree, let alone the dozens now arrayed before him. The only trees left in his world were in botanical zoos. He always encouraged Ben to reach out and feel the foliage. Vision and touch he had decided to experience but not sound, taste or smell – too expensive. Hence the drone of the motorway did not destroy his pleasure. Where Ben saw grass and scrubland, Stenson saw a green beauty he had only ever known in the pages of books or in recordings. And when there was wildlife, like the horses, or the fox he had once glimpsed, these were sensations he could feed on for days as he grubbed and toiled to get the credits for his next trip.

 

Rob lives in Reading in the UK and has had around 40 pieces of short fiction published in a number of print and online magazines including Shoreline of Infinity and Daily Science Fiction. He particularly enjoys writing Drabbles and a short book of these appears on his Amazon Author pages, along with some other examples of his writing.  https://www.amazon.com/Rob-Butler/e/B01ELRD8XS/

 

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