Nostalgia – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!

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He is nineteen when they pick him up.

Having been raised by simple folk in a fishing village does not prepare him for wormhole travel, a galactic empire and the revelation that he is the long-lost heir to the throne.

Ridiculous, right? But it’s the truth.

He is the emperor: celebrated and envied. He works hard and seldom has a moment for himself. His power becomes legendary but in truth he is little more than an administrator.

He should be happy. He lives in a perfect society.

But in the rare quiet moments, he misses old Earth and its oceans.

(100 words)

I’m lagging behind with challenges this week. I’m a bit under the weather, an ordinary cold, nothing dramatic. But it makes me want to sleep, not write.

46 thoughts on “Nostalgia – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you Dale! I don’t know about valour, it’s supposed to be fun, no? 😀 I lag behind with reading other posts as well, but the few times I did, I thought I saw you post. I’ll be fine in a day or two, I already have some energy back. Sadly, that’s when my vacation ends and I have to go back to work.😛 (emoji with the tongue, I wonder if you see it?)

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      1. Right! I’m AT work but avoiding actually working so am thinking about a potential FF 😉
        I now pick and choose who I read (those who don’t answer or never reciprocate, I have pushed aside. I have better things to do than waste my time on them.)
        I see you emoji 😉 🤪

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  1. “There’s noplace like home,” even if home is a dump in comparison to the palace you find yourself living in. Maybe one day he might walk away from the gilt cage and hop the redeye back to the blue planet.

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  2. Dear Gabi,

    I can see where he might get a little homesick. It doesn’t sound like he had a choice, though. Interesting piece. Left me wanting to know more.
    Hope you’re feeling better than when you posted.



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    1. Thank you! It may be different for different people. I think most would miss both. I found in my travels that the devil lies in the little differences, even if you are in similar cultures, that can hit you unexpectedly and make you homesick.

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    1. That’s an interesting thought. He seems to be accepting his burden without much complaint. Thank you Sandra. And yes, I’m OK, tested regularly and as careful as can be.


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