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Lost and Found (Friday Fictioneers)

September 15, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville

The red banksia bloomed like blood across the open bushland. Fire had burned them to the ground, but had also given them life, birthing spores that covered great distances creating this river of crimson. It made the perfect landing strip. I’d parked my spaceship at the source of the river where only wildlife dared to roam. The walk was brutal. Dusty and hot. Blackened trees from the last bushfire inferno formed a map of sorts that should lead me home. Hopefully my journey to this planet would bring a similar renewal to my incinerated heart. I’ll find him, I vowed.

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  1. The arduous journey and the steely determination come through strongly, Laurie

  2. A lot going on beyond this snippet, seems like an epic love story!

  3. Dear Laurie,

    A lot more to this story than spores and fires. Nicely done.



  4. So, when is the book being published? We DO need the rest of the story, you know 🙂

  5. A busy story done short. And done well, Laurie. 🙂

  6. I like your dual use of the landscape here.

  7. Intriguing and picturesque.

  8. I lack the connection resulting in the last line. Nice descriptive choice of words.

  9. And so … Even space traveler are driven by emotions. Was it love or revenge? I liked the descriptive words of the Australian environment of burning wild fires.

    • Thank you James! That’s exactly what I was going for with the landscape. And I think it’s a bit of both, love and revenge!

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