In a not-so-different future, an old zoo tended by a single janitor stands nearly empty and peaceful until a new intern arrives. He creates a few strange exhibits and shifts a paradigm or two in the process.
Sara Zaske has lived a variety of places including Berlin, Germany and Oakland, California where The First is set. She is a freelance writer and editor. Her articles have appeared on Time.com, ZDNet.com, and in the Times newspaper.
on April 16, 2015 :
Not overly good or bad, description is accurate. I liked "Green" better, but there is nothing wrong with this work.
(review of free book)
on July 24, 2013 :
Green by Sara Zaske is a terrific short story, well written, engaging and, as the best short stories do, has a nice little twist at the end. It's even a little thought- provoking, exactly the elements I want in a short story. She also manages to give a sense of a whole planet in these few thousand words. Well done and well worth a read. I approve it for addition to the Awesome Indies list