She never wanted to go to space, but she was selected for a mission to the stars. She was afraid. She never strayed far from her home. The journey was lonely. Surrounded by darkness, she felt like the only person in the universe, trapped in a small ship. She watched out the window as the stars rolled and the house grew further away. It felt like she had disappeared into the abyss of space and would never be seen again. Eventually, she stopped smiling, did not eat, and finally stopped breathing.