I mistakenly put the wron link on the InLinkz page of July 16, that may be why you landed here, on last week’s story. Here’s the new one: https://ghlearner.wordpress.com/2021/07/16/solitude-friday-fictioneers-flash-fiction/ – sorry about the confusion.
Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
The planet is gorgeous. With climate zones from tropical to polar, with lush forests and wide prairies it seems ideal for project Earth-2.
Janey and I are surveying potential sites for settlement when we come across the clearing. We stare dumbfounded at the endless rows of tree stumps. The clean cuts could’ve only been made by power tools.
“All our plans down the drain,” Janey says.
“But why didn’t we detect any technology from orbit?” I ask.
“That’s why!” Janey shrieks and points at the gigantic sauropsid that’s emerged from the forest. Its strong jaws don’t need technology.
It may not be a sauropsid at all, but one of Michael’s Saturn dragons, who knows?
I’m sorry, this is the best I could come up with this week, too much work.