Peter Baily, "Accidental Death"

Human astronauts meet some outer space jerks.

(from 33 Science Fiction Stories)

Scientific investigations into this have been inconclusive, but everyone knows that some people are lucky and others aren’t. All we’ve got are hints and glimmers, the fumbling touch of a rudimentary talent.

The Changs are these deviously cruel pranksters who look like cats. They make beer and telescopes. They learn English in Their stunts, it turns out, is not merely a cute little side pursuit. As the doomed astronaut says in his final recording, don’t trust them. A funny, weird little diversion of a story. I read it on the loaner Kindle.

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