image by Alex Andreev
"When the Fade happened, we started building up. Trying to get closer to the - do you have a light? Thanks. Like that. I'll never get used to that. Cold fire. Just white and grey where the flame should burn yellow. Building up. We thought being closer to the sun would bring back the colors. Maybe it should have, I don't know. But the Fade kept fading, and everything looks murky higher up. A newsprint planet. Now shadow is the same as color, and maybe that's fading too. One day we'll be flat white. Just noise in fog."