The colonized planet Rapturia lies shrouded in a blanket of death. In orbit, built on an asteroid and surrounded by a disintegrating city, only one watchtower beacon remains in operation...and it's failing. Tower Keepers Arstad and Ooldred are the last hope for their people, the only ones who might figure out how to complete their religion's centuries-old quest and signal for help from the stars before the beacon fails completely. But the two Keepers are old beyond their time, and both time and faith are running out.
Short story length: 5800 words