Friday Fictioneers: Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

Once again, it is time for the Friday Fictioneers, graciously hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can read all the entries to this week’s photo prompt here:

Go read, comment, like, and play along.

Image ©Dee Lovering

Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

The night after her graduation as hyper-drive engineer from ESA’s Space Academy in Barcelona, she has a heart-to-heart conversation with Columbus in the city’s historical port.

“I’ll do better, you’ll see.”

Progressing from engineering to politics seems the logical thing to do.

Now, as she watches how the commemoration plaque with her name is attached to ESCC Humboldt, she hopes that her vision is strong enough. Her grandson is assigned captain of humankind’s first science vessel ready to move out of the high orbit space dock. Her heart nearly bursts with pride as Christopher accepts his orders: explore, not conquer.

(100 words)

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. The Tempest is my favourite, I’ve seen it several times in the theatre (German translation, never in the original though). I haven’t heard about that film, now I’ll look for it though, thank you for the rec. 🙂


  1. Absolutely, that’s what they should do. Being human, though… conflict of interest arises all too often. Maybe we’ll learn something for the future. Thank you.


    1. Thank you! Maybe he’s learned a thing or two from is nan, but he’ll have to fight his own battles, she did what she could.


  2. Great stuff- I love inspirational scifi as much as dystopian/apocalyptic 🙂

    This is almost a polar opposite to my Red Dust, both in mood & theme. Humanity grows past its greedy conquering mindset in yours & uses Colombus as motivation to do better.

    Well done.

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    1. Thank you so much! As you’ve noticed, I really liked yours, and it’s probably more likely, too, with or without the eye stalks, LOL. For our future, I hope there’ll be an in-between. Mine is an idealized snap shot. I must have watched too many old Star Trek movies lately. 🙂

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  3. Maybe there’s hope for the human race after all. That’s a great message to explore rather than conquer. Oh, if we really lived that like! There’s so much we haven’t explored. Great, imaginative take!

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