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Photo prompt curtsy of A

Photo prompt curtsy of A

Ours golden orb was changing, slowly turning orange. We were told not to worry. They drilled deep into the earth’s core to extract energy. They placed energy collectors in space. They built many AIs to research into mankind’s biggest problem.

Nothing seemed to answer our need, then AI number 29, suggested encasing the earth in a steel globe. We smelted the moon and raided Mars for precious minerals. Slowly but surely the earth was enclosed trapping heat and keeping the oceans liquified. How long the energy pumped up from the earth’s core would last no one knew. For the moment life on earth continues. Yet we no longer built houses by the sea, no longer pray in church, no longer drive cars, but we are survivors. However AI number 490 tells us that our ancestors will need to relocate to Venus and later to Mercury. We will survive

Footnote: I am having an argument with my muse and wordpress today…

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    Encasing the world in steel is an arresting image.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good to hear from you Iain, With flash stories I always want to say more. With this particular story I see the earth moving like a space craft traveling through space

  2. neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS

    This was mind blowing. Very apocalyptic.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good to hear from you Neel, With flash stories I often want to say more. With this particular story I see the earth moving like a space craft, traveling through space

  3. Abhijit Ray

    That is an idea, to encase earth in a steel globe. Problem is we shall be isolating ourselves from the universe. Any form of isolationism is not good. But we need to survive somehow today.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good to hear from you Abhijit With flash stories I usually want to say more. With this particular story I see the earth traveling through space, the earth being within a Dyson sphere.

  4. Keith's Ramblings

    If that’s the only way, so be it. I’m just glad I won’t be around!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good to hear from you Keith, With flash stories I usually want to say more. With this particular story I see the earth moving in space within a Dyson sphere, one that has space docks, so that it’s inhabitance can visit planets as they pass through star systems.

  5. Violet Lentz

    Its chilly and raining here. Exactly what its supposed to be. So I’m just gonna go on about my day and forget I read this.;)

    1. Michael Humphris

      Chilly and raining is ok, Violet 🙂 With flash stories I usually want to say more. In this particular story I see the earth traveling through space. With its inhabitants visiting planets, as they pass star systems. It could be interesting…

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