Deep Fractures

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

With the scream vibrating around the room Rosie knew what was coming. You did not need to be Einstein to recognise the sound of incoming shells. As Rosie dived under the dining room table, she wondered if her great grandmother’s glass bowl would survive. In it Rosie had first observed the refraction of red light from earths decaying sun.
As humanity continued on its quest to hasten the planets demise, Rosie had been working on the link between white and black holes. Today she had finally worked out how to revive the sun. As the bowl shattered so did Rosie’s dream.

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  1. neilmacdon

    I liked the way you showed us that Rosie died

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil

  2. lisarey1990

    Excellent descriptions and metaphors. A great read.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much

  3. Clare Hempstead

    I love the descriptions in this. Just one thing – you have put ‘finially’ and I think you mean ‘finally.’ Otherwise this was a lovely read.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Claire, appreciated

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I like the way you used the bowl as a metaphor for the earth’s and Rosie’s demise. Sad but nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Rochelle,

  5. granonine

    Ah, poor Rosie. Fascinating look into what I hope is a fictional future.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I hope so also,

  6. pennygadd51

    Tragic story of an all-too-likely future world – I don’t mean the sun going out, but conflict spiralling out of control.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Penny

  7. Iain Kelly

    Perfect timing from the human race again… Great piece Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Iain

  8. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Great twist to the photo prompt, Michael. So much said in 100 words…
    Isadora

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Isadora,

  9. Sarah Ann

    I like how you used the bowl refracting light as a starting point for your story. There is so much going on here – the action and shells and Rosie diving. Pity she didn’t make it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sarah,

  10. thedarknetizen

    “As humanity continued on its quest to hasten the planets demise”
    This is such a lovely line! 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much.

      1. thedarknetizen

        😀

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