Terra Mater – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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Terra Mater

Look at that lovely, green neighbourhood. Too bad it has no future. The children make every effort to destroy it.

I liked it here but history repeats itself. When Mars died 4 billion years ago, I put all my bets on asteroids, placed seed and spirit into Mars’s rocks, and won. Large chips were ripped off and bombarded Sol 3, a planet just like Mars once was, covered with water.

 Click: Life on Earth started 3.7 billion years ago.

I’d better do it again. An asteroid will hit Earth eventually and I’ll travel. Jupiter’s moons look promising. I can wait.

(100 words)

44 thoughts on “Terra Mater – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. It’s in the title. Some kind of super-spirit, like Gaia. Terra mater is the Roman equvalent. It’s pure nonsense, of course. And eventually another asteroid will hit Earth, there are so many out there. While we’re around, we might deflect them. When we’re gone, nothing can stop them. It’s happened before and will happen again. 😉 (Been bingewatching Battlestar Galactica again, sorry).

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    1. Some of Jupiter’s moons look very interesting for possible settlements within the solar system. A bit cold though, but get humans there, and it heats up in no time. 😉
      Optimistic and pessimistic, both, depending on how far you look ahead and what your focus is.
      Thank you. 🙂


      1. The trouble is with space travel. If you journey to WASP 96b, it may already have died and gone to dust by the time you arrive. I think the 1500 lights years me might just be someone else too.

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        1. I can’t get my head around these distances… it’s incredible. And yes, the planet may not be around any more. But still, the details the JWST reveals… I find it endlessly fascinating.

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