Recently I discovered @Madison_Woods and her blog at http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/ – she runs a column every week where people are invited to submit very short fiction based on a photograph. As a way of keeping my creative writing up (and also encouraging some variety) I’ve decided to start taking part, so in the future, I’ll be posting a very short (~100 words) piece of fiction most weeks.
Without further ado, Shelter, a piece about two astronauts on a hostile planet.
“Is this the place?” The walls had been stripped down and support beams lay at awkward angles. “Not like we’ve got another option.”
Outside, thick, chalk-like dust was lapping at the shutters of the shelter. The alien sky was an opaque ceiling of thick cloud marbled with lightning, pressing down on the ground to snuff out any life not safely hidden away as it rolled onwards.
“Place is abandoned. No supplies, no power. Air’s OK but something doesn’t seem right.”
“Could have been an error. Easy to forget things out here.”
“Just as easy to make them disappear.”
To find out more about the Friday Fictioneers scheme, and to take part yourself, visit: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/100-words-flash-friday-whoo-ho-omg-theres-been-an-uprising/