First Line Friday: August 17th, 2018

Over to Dylan for our fortnightly challenge: line for this week is:

The sun simmered red as it slunk towards the jagged horizon.
It was an illusion of course, one of the last images from a dead world.
This sun no longer existed, nor the planet that once orbited it.
The warnings had been there, extremes of temperatures, lack of defining seasons, Nature completely out of kilter with bird migrations and reproductive cycles, flora and fauna confused as habitats were destroyed, Super Moons, tidal changes, earthquakes, dormant volcanoes erupting, melting icecaps, and the formation of new deserts due to a lack of rainfall where once it had been plentiful.
Governments threw money at projects totally irrelevant to detecting the cause for such change, some even scoffing at the prospect that the Planet and life as they knew it was nearing the end of its own.

The image had been captured over five thousand years ago. There was no turning back, no corrective solution and evacuation of the Chosen and vital supplies imminent on secreted space arks.
Nothing was broadcast, to do so was futile, so best to leave the general populus in awe of a last magnificent sunset.
The heat was immense and life terminated well before the final devastating solar flares burst forth like fiery fingers towards the planet’s surface, searing everything it touched before flaming tentacles reached back out into the sky.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to First Line Friday: August 17th, 2018

  1. scifihammy says:

    Brilliant imagery 🙂

  2. James Pyles says:

    Ha. But my story had a happy ending. 😉

  3. Such evocative writing! Nicely done.

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