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What do you value (Friday Fictioneers)

September 23, 2021

The world was made with gold. At least that’s what the folk here seem to think. I mean, look at the waste! The people left to die on Earth could have used even a smidgeon of this to power the rockets and escape. Alas, very few made it off before the asteroids hit. As for the rest of us. We came to what was supposed to be an uninhabited Earth-like planet.

Key word: Uninhabited.

Seems there are more humanoid creatures in this universe than we realized. And they are rich… mega rich. So rich this gold means nothing to them.

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  1. Working out how to bribe the immigration officers may be a thorny problem

  2. The inhabitants might welcome them… as slaves. And a shame on humanity that only those with enough money could escape the approaching doom. A lot of story hides behind this.

  3. Isn’t that how it works? Would be interesting to imagine how those left received the newcomers.

  4. A world where the rich are even richer! I was hoping capitalism hadn’t spread beyond our world! Lovely to read your work again Laurie, hope you are well.

    • Iain! I’ve been great… madly writing my next book. I hope you have been too?
      Oh and yes, all things equal greed under any sun I’m afraid.

  5. Dear Laurie,

    Imaginative story. I wonder what the inhabitants do value.



  6. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, doesn’t it?

  7. I think they need a new plan for fitting in. The old one won’t work. They are now the vulnerable ones. Very clever story, Laurie!

  8. Laurie,
    The satire is thick. Great story!

  9. Value is determined by supply and demand. If gold is plentiful, what is scarce? If she learn the economy she may survive. Really good story, Laurie.

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