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!
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.
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.