the topiary

Artwork by Jorge Jacinto

Rangers Leon and Michael are the only residents of The Topiary - a tiny tourist planet near the edge of the galaxy, lush with exotic plant life. But due to budget cuts The Topiary is shutting down. So Leon decides to document their remaining time together. When their final visitor arrives, things go much differently than Leon expected.

Written by Katya Apekina
Featuring Martin Starr, Matt Bush
and Lilan Bowden
Directed by Nick White
Sound design and editing by Jeff Emtman
Music from The Black Spot
Artwork by Jorge Jacinto
The original print version of this story
appears in Bodega Magazine