Oliver and Daisy

Once upon a time in a small village nestled between rolling hills and dense forests, there lived a curious boy named Oliver and his loyal companion, a small fluffy dog named Daisy. Oliver and Daisy were inseparable, and their days were filled with laughter and exploration.

One sunny morning, Oliver’s adventurous spirit took over, and he decided it was time for a grand adventure into the mysterious woods that bordered the village. Excitement sparkled in his eyes as he packed a small bag with snacks, a map, and a compass. Daisy wagged her tail enthusiastically, sensing that a thrilling journey awaited them.

As they ventured deeper into the woods, the trees seemed to grow taller, and the path became less defined. Oliver followed the map confidently, but after a series of turns, he realized they were no longer on the marked trail. Panic crept into his heart, but he took a deep breath, remembering the advice his grandmother always gave him: “No matter how lost you feel, staying positive and being persistent will guide you home.”

Oliver glanced down at Daisy, who was now sniffing the ground with curiosity. Determined not to let fear take over, Oliver decided to embrace the unexpected and turn the misadventure into an opportunity for discovery.

The duo continued their journey, taking each turn with a newfound sense of wonder. Along the way, they encountered a babbling brook, a field of wildflowers, and a grove of ancient trees. With each step, Oliver and Daisy learned to appreciate the beauty of the unknown.

As the day wore on, the sun began its descent, casting a warm glow through the leaves. Oliver, still armed with positivity and determination, decided to climb a tall tree to get a better view of their surroundings. From the treetop, he spotted a distant hill that looked familiar. With a renewed sense of purpose, he guided Daisy in the direction of the hill.

The journey was challenging, filled with thorns and thick underbrush, but Oliver and Daisy pressed on. Their positivity became a beacon of hope, and as they reached the top of the hill, the village came into view. Cheers of joy erupted from Oliver as he hugged Daisy tightly, grateful for their adventure and the lessons it brought.

That night, as Oliver and Daisy curled up by the fireplace, the villagers gathered around to hear their tale. Oliver shared the story of getting lost, of finding beauty in the unknown, and the importance of staying positive and persistent even in the face of uncertainty. The village learned that sometimes, the most valuable adventures are the ones that lead you not just through the woods but deep within yourself, teaching you the strength that comes from a positive attitude and unwavering persistence.

Communications of the future

How do I get an interstellar phone number anyways?

I’ve been pondering this for quite some time and, since I’m trying to do as little hand waving as possible in my science fiction story, it is really bothering me. How exactly does someone actually connect to another person over interstellar distances when they don’t know where they are? Or even if they do? Continue reading “Communications of the future”