"Tumbling" was commissioned by and written for Marianne to be published in accordion format by her nanopress. Its protagonist is self-doubting astronaut Lizzie O'Brien, who was also the protagonist of "Slow Life," and the story documents an incident occurring during her training.
Here's how it begins:
1. Don’t panic.
Lizzie O’Brien, tumbling head over heels with no idea where she was or what had happened, tried to seize hold of herself. Oh dear Lord, she thought. What have I done now? Is anyone hurt? The sky was black around her. A bright blue-and-white Earth looped over and over her. She was spinning on at least two axes. She could tell by the wobbly way the Earth moved from side to side.
"Tumbling" is roughly a thousand words, and the booklet is three inches by three inches. It's cut and folded from a single 8 ½" by 11" sheet of paper and is twelve "pages" long. Issued in a signed and numbered edition of 50, and available for ten dollars from the Dragonstairs website.
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