Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Fictioneers.
A few pieces of important business. First, thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for continuing to challenge us. Please take a moment to visit Rochelle at her site and take the challenge to write a 100 word micro-story based on the photo prompt.
The intriguing photo this week PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast
It is always amazing to discover the wide variety of tales based on a single image. Click HERE for this week’s submissions.
Here’s my story for this week – The Gift – 101 words
Some say it was his great-grandfather’s fault. The shipped had stalled. Great-grandpa hadn’t noticed the part falling until it was too late. He watched, horror struck, as it drifted down, pulled by the gentle force of the blue planet.
“It happened long ago,” his great-grandpa said, “it floated down from heaven, a gift from the gods.” For generations, they have worshipped the object, praying for the message behind this miracle to become clear.
Forbidden from interfering with life on other planets, they wait stranded. The debates rage. Should they snatch back the part, changing the destiny of the frail planet further?
Thanks for reading. Any feedback is really appreciated.