In The Deep Dark

Nichols is the sole survivor of a spaceship incident, and is adrift with only the damaged ship's computer for company. They interact by playing a word-guessing game, and in the course of the play make decisions and discoveries about each other and the possibility of survival.
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In The Deep Dark

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  • Greg Lam:
    11 Apr. 2024
    A beautifully calibrated sci-fi short which takes a seemingly silly premise and treats the characters with complete seriousness. It's fun and touching and draws you in completely.
  • John Busser:
    14 Aug. 2022
    We all need someone we can connect with and it doesn't matter if you are organic or inorganic in this powerful short piece by Jeff Soesbe. The characters each give the other a reason to try to survive even as all may be lost. And it seems that guilt, which most times is a bad thing, can be a wonderful motivator. I really enjoyed this one.