Thinking on Diamond

Photo copyright: Bjorn R

Photo copyright: Bjorn Rudberg

As she climbed higher Storm thought back to her last visit to Diamond. She entered that time via the portal at La Gomera. Her mission to harvest the manager of the thermal power plant. The manager had started questioning why the underground heat exchange unit had not been upgraded to a deep space solar unit. Neither the manager or Storm had known that the company was secretly using the the plants power to develope a much deeper underground layer called Painite. When Storm next saw Claudine, she noticed that the managers eyes had changed from pale blue to orange.

Footnote: When I saw this week’s prompt it reminded me of a road that I once used in La Gomera. La Gomera is one of the Canary Islands.


Mike prior to his visit to the barbers.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. Alicia Jamtaas

    Whoa! Harvesting the manager sounds so creepy. And the change of eye color! Yoiks!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Alicia, I do find myself playing with the story about Storm. As for the change of the eyes iris colour, I have a few ideas as to where that is going.

  2. yarnspinnerr

    Interesting. Looked up Painite. Wondering how come you used it in this tale.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hi yarnspinnerr, I do find myself playing with this story featuring Storm and Issy. As to Painite, I have an inkling that the Force organisation is in part funded by gem stones. However I am still looking for a better title to describe the new underground layer/world that the companies is constructing.

      1. yarnspinnerr

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Lynn Love

    That’s a lot of story in a hundred words! I too liked the word choice ‘harvest’ – very eerie. Interesting tale Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Lynn, I was pleased to read your comment about the word ‘havest’ as I was initially concerned about using that term.

      1. Lynn Love

        My pleasure Michael.

  4. Sandra

    I’ve spent many an evening watching the sunset over La Gomera. Lovely!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am jealous, I only had one week there, I had always expected to return, but so far have not managed to do so.

  5. James McEwan

    A piece of mysterious ScFi that made me wonder how they got there.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you James, this particular story has been brewing/developing in the back of my mind for about ten years. But it was likely birthed by a visit that I made many many years ago, to a group of ‘cave houses’ when I was around ten years of age. The houses were at that time still in use!

  6. pennygadd51

    Did anybody else notice the dramatic change in the manager’s eye colour, I wonder? Or are they all too frightened to say anything? The Force organisation sound pretty ruthless.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Penny, the colour of these individuals eyes are ‘changed’ by the underground level in which they reside and work. In the longer version of this story the reason would be clear

  7. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    The change in the manager’s eyes is a sure sign of something sinister.



    1. Michael Humphris

      It sure is Rochelle, in a ‘much longer’ version of this tale, the reason for the eyes to change colour would become clear. Thanking you for all your continued work in maintaining FF and commenting

  8. anuragbakhshi

    The organization is even more evil than we thought.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Evil and ruthless it appears. However the story is far from complete, so only time will tell. Thank you for your comments and following the story so far.

  9. granonine

    I don’t think I’d want to be harvested. And orange eyes? Great story here.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do hope that this story has true grow potential. For I find myself developing more and more thoughts about the underground worlds created by the Force organisation. I thank you for commenting on this story which may not be to everybody’s taste.

      1. granonine

        I’ll be interested to know what you come up with.

  10. Dale

    No good can come from eyes that change like that… and harvest… eeeuwww…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dale, I was pleased to read your feedback, as I feel that this type of story may not be to everybody’s taste.

  11. lisarey1990

    Really intriguing.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad to read your feedback, as I had felt that this story might not be to everybody’s taste.

  12. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    I think with eyes like this… something is happening… Canary Islands and Madeira are similar in many ways

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is true, on both accounts. I was pleased to see your picture, for it allowed me to run with my story about the Force organisation and the management of their underground domains. Thank you Björn.

  13. athling2001

    Scary and I’m not even sure why. Well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      What made it scary for me was the word – harvest -. But I am more scared by the raft of ideas about Diamond which keep surfacing.

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