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 –   Gah Learner


His whisper caresses the scar on my neck, where my new C3 vertebra struggles to settle in. Doctors don’t miss the opportunity to point out how lucky I was. Sometimes I wish they failed to repair me.

Sigurd wishes my crew failed to repair the ship, but wishing is for fools, love-struck or any other kind. Every so often I wonder how our lives would turn if I was of a submissive sort.

He whispers “stay”, but we both know I am gone…long before I walk out that room.

The moon, my lover,
My one faithful companion
Welcomes my tired soul.


37 thoughts on “Elysium

  1. gahlearner says:

    Why should s/he stay if he could go with him/her? There are always two sides to a relationship. You set a beautiful wistful mood and the lines in the end round it up perfectly.

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  2. Super writing, Lore! I particularly admire the way you tell us of the status and strength of your lead character by the two words “my crew”. And what a terrific close, with the haiku! This is science fiction, suffused with subtle, believable, human emotion, and I can’t praise it too highly!

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