Tomorrow by Kelley Tai

They were going to dim the sun. 

Stratospheric Aerosol Injections, they said, super safe, like ashes from a volcanic eruption.

Call it SAI, they said, like a friend. 

We watched planes turn the sky into a white checkerboard. My older brother cheered, so I did too. 

Before bed, our cavern shakes, strung-on lights wink in and out.

“I miss daddy,” Mika says. 

I kiss his forehead. “Daddy will be waiting for us on the beach with ice cream when all the snow melts. We’ll find him there.”  

Mika smiles in his sleep. 

I hope he dreams for both of us.  

Kelley Tai is a SFF writer and lives with her two cats in Toronto. She is the Online Editor for Augur Magazine and also makes writing vlogs on YouTube. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @kelllsify

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