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Before I go (Friday Fictioneers)

February 23, 2017


Did you know this planet cries ice?

It’s amazing. I mean yeah, its cold… freezing in fact but wow…

I stare up into the sky and watch the ice fall. There’s nothing like it in the universe. (And really, I would know.)

I’m only here for a short time. Thought I’d pop down in my spring break and enjoy the sights.

In a month I’m off to board the SleepingFire. I’m told it’s a long journey to the new world. But, before I left I wanted to see it snow.

I lean over the balcony and open my mouth wide.


This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

word count: 100


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  1. Dear Laurie,

    What a lovely visual. Enjoyable read.



    • Thank you Rochelle. I’m an aussie so we don’t get a lot of snow… it still has a magical quality to me. Not the reality of trying to get to work in sludge 😊

  2. jellico84 permalink

    Wonderful Sci Fi. Made me want to read more about his journey.

  3. Lovely sci fi take, although it did remind me that there are many people on the planet who never get to experience snow too, and would have similar feelings about seeing it I imagine. Nicely done.

  4. gahlearner permalink

    Oh, great SciFi. I take it humans now live on the moon, or a space station? And the new world sounds intriguing. The perspective makes our ‘normal’ snow a thing of mystery and beauty.

    • Absolutely! Well read. Yes and now she is to travel between galaxies… long sleep trip. Last snow, last night, possibly… last everything

  5. Dale permalink

    I love the childlike joy your protagonist is expressing at something we humans often curse at…

  6. Love the perspective. It would be so interesting to know where the character comes from…

    • Thank you Magaly. Yes the longer story would be interesting to tell. Where she’s going there’s certainly no snow!!

  7. michael1148humphris permalink

    Love the last line – for if you love snow that is how one can feel.

    • Thank you Michael. I think that’s very true. How often do we stop and really enjoy a single moment?

  8. I like the idea of a vacationing alien

  9. If you go to eternal summer you will miss the snow… great that she could savor it before she left.

    • Yes indeed this is true Bjorn, what an interesting way of looking at her journey. Might be true too…

  10. Very imaginative, a great story.

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