Sunday Writing Prompt, May 2/2021 – Out of This World

Sara’s challenge for this weekend:

Today’s Sunday Writing Prompt: Choose a planet, and create a colony

This can be based today…100 years from now…3000 years from now. It can be a colony of humans, animals, or alien beings. You can write on the building of the colony, the triumphs or trials of an established colony, the ultimate demise of the colony…whatever you like! Choose an existing planet, or discover a new one. When writing, think of it more like a novel or movie, and less like a check-list. Bring the reader into your unique world.

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They gathered at the threshold, seven planets on the edge of extinction with only one hope.
The Black Hole appeared every ten millennia, and for most, humanoid life had long since perished. Greed, anger, war, pollution and ignorance had all taken a toll, depleting each of its natural resources so that only minimal life forms could survive.
The colonies were simplistic, tiny creatures adaptable to their environment and habitat.
Who knew what lay beyond The Eye in the Sky. None knew from whence they had come all those years ago, and no doubt no-one would know what the future held.
Did it matter? Life was a circle. It was never ending, sometimes deviating from its natural arc as circumstances warped and distorted it, but always getting back on course and finding its way here.
In the blink of The Eye they were gone, leaving behind The Darkness, and becoming part of a New Light to begin again.


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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17 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt, May 2/2021 – Out of This World

  1. I like the idea of a never-ending cycle that we have no idea about. That pulled me in. Awesome; short and sweet. 🙂

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love this so much 💜💜

  3. Very inventive Di.

  4. I really like this! Well done!

  5. Fantastic, Di! I apologize my response to Stephanie ended up on your submission. Not sure how I did that?! Regardless, yours is fab 🙂

  6. Ominous yet, “Life finds a way.”. Great!

  7. Lorraine says:

    Next time new “science” comes up with information about black holes, I will wonder . . .

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