2054: MURDER ON THE MOON Synopsis
Could you live on the moon in 2054?
There are often memories of Earth that remind you of just how near home is to us. In many ways, living here
resembles living back home — like when you take a family call. On the other hand, and perhaps more often than
not, you knowingly avoid the fear of being alone. That lonely feeling overwhelms any conscious recollection of
embrace or sense of belonging.
Here on the moon, there’s no real sense of home except what lives in our mind. This place, unlike a place of comfort
or rest, is an obstacle course, a brutal test of stamina. Perhaps the true measure of human endurance in the face of
isolation is the distance between memory and a person’s mindset. In reality, there’s no space between the two, just
an imaginary partition dividing light that shines on one and shrouded darkness engulfing the other.
From the Author:
“They talk to their shared computer like a friend. And the computer is seemingly omniscient, it's everywhere." "AIRI"
(Artificial Intelligence Response Interface), the moon-global communications system sometimes needs to get private
input from people, like a password for secure data.
Rather than speaking his password into the open room, Lt. Anderson Cronauer (Crony) just holds up his hands,
wiggles his fingers, and says, "AIRI, give me control over here." Then Crony air-types his response. Like air-guitar,
he uses an imaginary typewriter in the air or on a table. Tiny tattoos with magnetic ink on his finger-tips give him the
"I personally want to watch televised Moonball games." Ray has invented basketball in a gravitationally limited
world. With only 6% of earth's gravity, on the moon, the ball trajectory like other things is mostly a straight line.
Surrealistically the players seem to fly around the court.
It's not all fun and games, though. Limited gravity or something similar seems to work deviously on the human
psyche. One's usually stable mindset is often vertically challenged by both unexpected situations and other moon-