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A moment to reflect (Friday Fictioneers)

January 13, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Bradley Harris

Sitting here, on another planet, I stare in awe as a sun I’ve never known peeks above the horizon. Our arrival was in the middle of this world’s night. Unrecognizable stars led our way into the city centre where we were welcomed as members of the new workforce, our visas stamped and our identities confirmed. After I got my assigned bunk and met my new family I took the walk signposted by the locals to the cliff top. I now listen to an unfamiliar ocean kiss the shore. The sound is the same yet so different. I’m glad I came.

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  1. I liked the sound of the ocean being the same but different. That little detail sums up so much

  2. Ah! the birth rate on Earth has declined so much we now encourage aliens to come and work. At least the appreciate the view.

  3. Could be sci-fi, or the perspective of many displaced people around the world right now. Nicely done Laurie.

  4. Laurie I felt like you led me down a path of relaxation with your story.

  5. Very well done, Laurie. I liked this.

  6. A new beginning and it doesn’t seem at all too bad! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

  7. Bear permalink

    This begs for more story… Love it. A great scene you’ve described… different, yet the same.

  8. I love the ambiguity of it. Did they come work for us, or we for them? Why, what did they leave behind?

  9. Dear Laurie,

    An interesting journey. You have me wondering if this is earth or somewhere with a different ocean. Nicely done.



  10. Sounds like utopia. I hope it stays that way. You set a beautifully serene atmosphere. I just can’t help but imagine a dark undertone there. Maybe it’s in the idea of being part of an imported workforce – that never ends well.

  11. I love that our MC is welcomed. This is lovely, Laurie.

  12. Sounds like a positive view of life to come

  13. Let the welcome for your protagonist sustain – we all need each other.

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