Posts in category 'mastoprompt'

    • As he stepped out of the elevator, walked across the lobby, and out into the midday sunlight, he found himself truly realizing: this was it. Twenty-two years and this was his #last day.

      Approaching the idling car, he leaned down and grinned at his wife through the passenger side window. As he opened the door and sat down she turned to him. “So, you ready?”

      He laughed, feeling an unseen weight slipping away. “Oh yeah. I’m ready.”

    • Approaching the headwall he saw the feature which gave this hike its name: the entrance to a massive crack in the stone.

      Entering the #crevice he saw a band of blue sky above, a rill of water trickling past his feet below.

      This place was its own world, of cool water and moss and granite. He watched as a dragonfly flitted past. “Hello!” he shouted, listening to his voice echo off the sheer walls.

      “Hello!” a voice answered back. A voice not his own.

    • As they walked the planet was visible through the ship’s dome, blue-green against velvet blackness. “So they organized society around this ‘money’,” she said, still unable to believe what she was hearing.

      “Correct,” he replied, “and those with the most were venerated above all others and seen as a source of safety and security.”

      “And this ‘Douglas Adams’ that you mentioned?”

      “He was one of the few who realized the whole thing was a bad idea.”