Leaving Earth. 2147 • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

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Leaving Earth. 2147

I looked as the Earth became smaller and smaller.

Its blueness shone in the dark void of space.

Soon, gold lights appeared.

At first small specs,

then figures of human size.

As each approached me, it seemed as if they were greeting me.

I said nothing,

unsure if what I was seeing wasn’t a dream.

Then, their color changed to indigo

and they merged into one big half circle

with a dot of the Earth in the background.

I felt their warmness and welcome

and felt surrounded by old familiars.

I could go on in my journey,

without fear.



This flash fiction is in response to Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.

September 2, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows the interaction of a migrant culture on the place of migration. It can be the reverse, too such as a migrant picking up on local customs. The idea is to explore exchanges.

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5 thoughts on “Leaving Earth. 2147 • #flashfiction #shortreads #99words

  1. Love the structure as a poem because it fits the flow of the journey. An interesting point that going into the unfamiliar is made easier surrounded by familiars. It’s that common ground we each seek in new terrain. Beautiful!

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  2. Pingback: Migration Reflections & Exchanges « Carrot Ranch Communications

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