Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

 Copyright –   Jennifer Pendergast

“Hard to imagine it was once blue, isn’t it Grandpa?”

Ryōkan watched his granddaughter, nose and hands pressed to the window, her imagination trying to transform brown planet into an aquarelle of blues and greens.

“I don’t have to imagine, I remember.”

With an ease enabled by the low gravity field, Kahouru pushed against the window and glided towards Ryōkan.

“I wish we could go back.”

Kissing the top of her head, Ryōkan offered his pocket watch to Kahouru. The old broken thing with an image of the Earth elicited the sweetest smile from the girl.

“Maybe in another lifetime.”


53 thoughts on “Home

  1. A burned out planet that can no longer sustain life. You can’t imagine how much of my time (and my fiction) is consumed with that theme. Realistically, what would it take to survive off world, either someplace like Mars or Venus (both complicated solutions) or in artificial space habitats?

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  2. gahlearner says:

    Earth on the way to become like Mars… could happen if the magnetic field should fail. Great connection to the prompt, very visual and imaginative.

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  3. Lovely, and sad. It reminds me of an interview I just read with Ray Bradbury, where he said something like (I’m paraphrasing) — I don’t write to predict the future, I write to prevent it.

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  4. as the sun gets hotter, this scenario would happen sometime in the future. first, we live underground while the heat is still bearable and then hopefully head to outer space and beyond.

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  5. Lynn Love says:

    A chilling, mystical view of the future. And using Planet Earth II as an illustration of what we’ll miss is spot on – such a great series! Nicely done

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