1. Photographs burn and fade in the sunlight, losing forever those pieces of time.
2. “I thought you retired.”
“I tried– ran away as far as I could get, searching for a place where I was just a nobody again– and you know what? I hate being a nobody.”
3. They created the paint as a joke– it started as black and worked its way up the spectrum, the faster you went the brighter it got. One kid even got a motorcycle just into the white before a cop finally brought him down.
4. It’s an odd culture, the word for every animal is just another variation of ‘not-us’. She has a feeling the translators are being polite when it comes to humanity’s description.
5. Fishing boats flock back to the bay at midday, only slightly quieter than the raucous seagulls that follow in their wake.