Jarred sits alone in a clearing awaiting a visitor from afar who will take him
and his lifelong friend, Julie, to planet Zun. He and Julie have been friends
for years, but the pressure of social acceptance has created a canyon in their
relationship and Julie has gone to the prom with someone else. This whole thing
is because Jarred is upset about not being Julie's date for the prom. Right?
There couldn't possibly be a Martian on its way. Right? When Julie's loser date
for the prom shows up, Jarred must defend himself and the woman he's loved all
In a collection and often done with "High Tide" by Brad Slaight