Details of Sue’s photoprompt can be found below
The trees leaned forwards and upwards to greet the sky.
Blues and purples enhanced the pinkness of the clouds, the fireball below just breaking the surface.
Silence was absolute, as birds and rodents were yet to awaken from their nests, humans still tucked up in their pods lining the deserted street. Blackness became mere shadows returning to light.
They had made a mistake. Darkness did not prevail here.
Historical documents were consulted, reviewed and re-evaluated.
Their species could not survive such golden rays, even for a few hours, and they would have to continue their long voyage to find another planet to accommodate them.