Tonya R. Moore
Jamaican writer. Half-baked poet.
I write about dark stuff. I write about star stuff.
The Short Story That Changed Me Irrevocably
One of my favorite stories of all time is The Foghorn, a short story written by Ray Bradbury. Summary Bradbury's sea monster, perhaps the last of its kind, inhabits the depths of the ocean surfacing only to respond to the nostalgic call of the foghorn. It cries out in futility, trying to communicate with the foghorn which it has mistaken for another of its kind. Eventually, perhaps disappointed, the monster sinks back down into the deep and swims away all alone.
The Quiet One
I remember sitting on my uncle’s verandah as a kid, watching Star Trek through the living room’s glass-paned window. I remember the voice of Captain Jean Luc Picard speaking of exploring strange, new worlds, seeking out new civilizations, and boldly going where no one had gone before.
Time travel is what we call the notion of moving from one point in time to another, by means other than simply existing throughout the passage of time. If my present self were to somehow physically visit the past or the future, I would have achieved time travel.
- Top Story - June 2023
Santa AnnaTop Story - June 2023
In the country, we collected rainwater in metal drums. We’d cover them with squares of aluminum weighed down with stones. We kept five drums in the backyard where someone had planted yams and bananas, among other things. I feared the banana trees, suspecting that at their roots where it was cold and dark, fat slugs were always lurking.