Fireflies and Light Worms — Libélulas y coquitos de luz

Francisco Martínez
2 min readApr 7

Fireflies and Light Worms

The sunset on Mars was spectacular. We had booked a room at the Experience hotel, a building strategically located at the foot of the western slope of one of the Olympus Mons mountains. As night approached, millions of multicolored lights stretched along the slope. Fireflies and light worms competed in their slow ascent to crown the top. It was an spectacular image. A unique moment that came to be transformed into a tragedy when suddenly, the sky was flooded by carnivorous little stars that…