My Cosmonaut by Emily Neveu published on 2018-11-29T16:59:04Z Inspired by the story "The Rocket Man" by Ray Bradbury from "The Illustrated Man" -- This night was no different from a thousand others in our time. We would wake nights and feel the cool air turn hot, feel the fire in the wind, or see the walls burned a bright color for an instant, and then we knew his rocket was over our house—his rocket, and the oak trees swaying from the concussion. And I would lie there, eyes wide, panting, and Mother in her room. Her voice would come to me over the intercom radio: "Did you feel it?" And I would answer, "That was him, all right."