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No place like home (Friday Fictioneers)

May 13, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The joy of a having a family who never traveled was that I could show them photos on my “really cool prototype phone – where did you get that?” and they thought I was merely well traveled. I went through the images from Persius eight and Telner and Mydock and they smiled and ooo’d and ahhh’d in all the right places. How I became a space traveler, well, that’s a story for another time. Still my shipmates didn’t mind me popping in to dazzle the folks. I kicked back on the couch and sipped my coffee. Nothing better than home brew!

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  1. Dear Laurie,

    Technology and stock photos make it easier to throw of the folks at home, don’t they? Nicely done.



  2. Loved the idea of travel bores in the space age

  3. Reads like a spaceman’s diary entry. Nice one.

  4. Laurie,
    There’s no place like home to bring your adventurous snaps to! Highly original and entertaining take on the prompt. Enjoyed it!

  5. There’s no place like home – even for an intergalactic travellor!

  6. You take a home visit to a whole new level, Laurie. Very creative storytelling, as usual.

  7. michael1148humphris permalink

    Holiday snaps, are in my view only good as memory prompts, but I did like your take on them

  8. Who’d have thought that space travellers go home and show their pictures like everyone else who wants to impress the family. What a unique idea.

    • Oh yes, I find i enjoy making scifi an extension of now. Travel to exotic locale and sharing the happy snap later !

  9. Gotta get out the holiday pics to entertain the neighbours. Great, imaginative take on the prompt.

  10. Yes, the cyber world traveller is safe at home sipping coffee– none of that–Starbucks stuff!

  11. I like this person’s attitude. I wonder if he gives a detailed travelogue with his pictures 🙂

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