February Speculative Fiction Prompt

This is a relatively new prompt for me set by Carol J Forrester.
You can check out her blog and how to participate by clicking on the link below:

The guidelines for those who are new are as follows:

  • Speculative Fiction: a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements. [Oxford Dictionary]
  • Use the image below to write a story, poem, perhaps even a script. There are no rules about form or style. If you would like to create a piece of art in response that is also welcome. This prompt is about being artistic and creative in whatever way suits you best.
  • Please keep entries PG as this is open to all. (i.e no erotica)
  • The prompt is open from the first of the month to the end of the month.
  • Use pingbacks to link up to the prompt or leave a link in the comments section. Whichever you prefer.
  • I (Carol, not me) try to at least read every entry in the prompt and I’d love to encourage anyone taking part to try and check some of the other entries if they can.
  • As always, re-tweets, re-blogs, and shares are gratefully received. We are always open to new participants

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay

Despite her confinement, she had the magic of space, and during the day would skip across the clouds to bask in the reflective sunlight from the overhead lamp.
As her daylight diminished, she would return to the other side where a lesser light beamed a softer shimmer into the night sky.
Stars were her stepping stones, growing brighter at her tread then twinkling away in an array of iced diamonds. She could not fall and every once in a while, her guardians would send something novel for her to peruse, admire, play with, or simply ignore.
She had not aged a day since that silly whimsical wish on a shooting star that she could fly to the moon, and strangely enough, she was content to stay. There was never any animosity and the view from her vantage point was mesmerising and unique.
Her laughter was stardust as a comment about the Man in the Moon drifted up from the earth below. If only they knew!

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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