Jaleta Clegg

Jaleta Clegg loves daydreaming and making pickles. She turns her daydreams into stories and eats the pickles. Most of her stories are science fiction, fantasy, and silly horror; sometimes all at once. Her pickles are usually sweet. She lives in Washington state with a diminishing horde of children, two geriatric dogs, an obese Maine coon, and a very patient husband.

See more of her work at www.jaletac.com.

Waiting for Elephants

“The elephants will come back someday.” Gramps chewed on a stick as he stared at the far horizon. The terraformers were hard at work replacing the reddish-purple lumps of native vegetation with the gray-green of earthly sagebrush and...