A word of peace #fivewords

Weekly writing prompt #115 “This is no star,” she said, gobbling her food, “but a very big planet…” “It would be a big deal, if the word existed for a planet bigger than its star,” she continued, her satisfied smile reflecting her internal peace, “but alas, it doesn’t: just a curiosity…” Image: courtesy Science daily,Continue reading “A word of peace #fivewords”

Rendezvous #AtoZAprilChallenge

For the first time the voice he heard, in his sleep, was not Melissa’s. The woman introduced herself as Gabrielle, Melissa’s teacher, and proceeded to explain where he would find her, in clear, geographical precision, courteous, but leaving no doubt that he was expected to attend. The message was delivered without preamble, as a matterContinue reading “Rendezvous #AtoZAprilChallenge”

Fight #TheDailyPost

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.     It took me a long time, to understand who you were, and how it was that you came to us now, reminding me of a nearly all forgotten past. Sarah and you are one, even if herself did not see that when youContinue reading “Fight #TheDailyPost”

#DailyPrompt: Shape of Your Year

Inspired by today’s Daily Prompt: State of your Year… She stopped near the girls’ cave, noticing the sensors were still on. “They are so careful, now they have learned…” she told herself. Soon they would depart, for the long journey… It had been a good year, at long last she’d cracked the code, and theContinue reading “#DailyPrompt: Shape of Your Year”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Waiting

In memory of Arthur C. Clarke (The Sentinel) When they saw you, they knew, as if eons of time had collapsed into this instant: the smooth surface, the faint light absorbed, the silence. Space was unforgiving, and you had waited such a long time, in the absolute solitude of the desolated moon. But now youContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Waiting”

#WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel

It goes for colours, type-faces, places, objects, smiles, books… The human spirit is attracted, inspired, by “things”, in a fashion that appears random to the observer (“tastes and colours…” goes the French saying). But it isn’t. There are reasons for everything, and randomness is often a metaphor for “we can’t explain this”. Julian is attractedContinue reading “#WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Highway

 At first the darkness was total, and she did not know if she was still in the lab, or already somewhere else, somewhere out of the Unknown that physics was beginning to reveal. This was the 24th century of the Christian calendar, not that it mattered to Dr. Cecilia Townsend: her interest was science, orContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Highway”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Conquer

 The battle cruiser Aurora, of the Holy Socialist Galactic Alliance (HSGA), skipper Commander Lara Maiakovski, 23, Order of Lenin, Galactic Cross of Valour, Iron Cross with Palms, captured the little craft off the shores of Betelgeuse. Commander Maiakovski – the Angel of the Black Star, as she was known in the Fleet – called herContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Conquer”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Ending

“Before we take to sea we walk on land, Before we create we must understand.” – Joseph Louis Lagrange Soon he would address the supreme Council, under the dome made famous by successive inaugurations of its members, and many assemblies: the United Planets had a sense of decorum. His speech, however, would have nothing toContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Ending”