“In space, Captain?”
“Yes, Lieutenant. Our analysts are certain. I know it’s a lot to absorb; please take your time to…”
Pacing up and down the aisle of the top secret anti-gravity aircraft, I find myself reliving yesterday’s conversation over and over again in my mind. In space? The very idea seems preposterous… but… if the science officers are certain…
I mean, what do I know, after all? I’m just an agent, not a scientist.
Absorbed in my thoughts, I don’t realize that I’ve been pacing furiously for hours, as we fly to base. My feet and calves are sore, but I hardly notice. The implications are terrifying. I’d been ready for the captain to say anything, but… how…
Could it be? Is our enemy actually in space?
In time, I sit.
Thousands of feet above the sea, the night sky sparkles with stardust.
d’Verse prosery is flash fiction with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of the author’s choice, no longer than 144 words. This very short piece of prose must include an assigned line from a poem, within the 144 word limit. Writers may change the punctuation of the assigned line, but they may not insert words within the quotation.
In space in time I sit–May Sarton (1912 – 1995), ‘Meditation in Sunlight’
thousands of feet above
49 thoughts on “The night sky sparkles with stardust”
Great last line 👌
💖🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻💖
Love the last line, David! Very well put together.
💜🙏🏻 Harshi 🙏🏻💜 ~ thanks so much
I enjoyed this David, very much. You melded the proffered line in seamlessly my friend! We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon…
💚🙏🏻 Rob 🙏🏻💚 ~ thanks so much, friend
A great mystery, David. More to come?
🤍🙏🏻 Dwight 🙏🏻🤍 ~ thanks; we’ll see…
I really like how you broke up the prompt line in your story. The story seems like part 1 of something, as it ends with that lovely image.
💖🙏🏻 Merril 🙏🏻💖
Ach, “prosery” now?😲 But ofcourse. 💜🌿💜🌿
hey now, Rayla ❤ ~ I didn't come up with this concept, ya know! 😉
it's all the d'Verse community's fault!
Yeap, its every ones fault😅,
This was so GOOD! You took the prompt to a whole new direction with your imagination! Bravo, my friend 👍
💜🙏🏻 M Jay 🙏🏻💜 ~ thanks!
Epic !!! Quite a story there, David.
🤍🙏🏻 Yassy 🙏🏻🤍
You build such an pivotal moment. Love the tension and the point of view. 💜
🧡🙏🏻 KK 🙏🏻🧡
Very interesting story
❤️🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻❤️