Friday Fictioneers is a weekly Flash Fiction challenge that features writers from all over the world. Use the photo prompt to write a 100-word story and join this group of Kool Kats, led by our talented and generous leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Check out her blog Addicted Purple, to read more stories, learn more, or join in. The photo this week was sent in by Douglas MacIlroy.
What a haunting image! While I think I know what it is, I’m taking a stab at Science Fiction in honor of Earth Day. I always appreciate honest, constructive feedback; please leave a comment.
Requiem For The Sun
“Do you ever dream of fresh strawberries, Da?”
“Don’t be silly, Ginny, we’ve got fresh berries whenever we want.”
“Not the ones that grew in fresh garden soil– you remember? The ones you and Ma grew … before the sun grew cold.”
Seamus gazed out the podhole at the icy land.
“No sense wishing for things we can’t have, luv. We’ve done fine with our “growing pods.” We have everything we had when the land was green: streams with fish, fruit trees… safety from the cold and ice.”
“Aye, Da, we’ve managed to recreate everything– but sun and fresh air.”
(100 words, exactly)
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