After my previous diversion to Chester for the Literature Prize, we are now heading out to space! Probably best to blame the satnav – after all, look what it did in Chester…
Day 4 of the Ether Flash Fortnight challenge required a story on the theme of home. Excellent! I thought. I have one of those! Well, two in fact, as I had written two stories for a wonderful spacey Flash!Friday prompt back in August – but one of those is for the forthcoming FlashDogs anthology, and therefore untouchable.
I looked at the other one again, did some tweaking, and sent it in.
Fabulous. And of course the theme for day 5 was space. Where no-one can hear you scream.
But I’m on a blog. *cue silent scream as people may be sleeping somewhere, followed by a shot of the universe panning infinitely outward*
I sighed, and got thinking. What must it be like to be away from everything you know for so long? It’s the theme I looked at in my FlashDogs story, but this time I thought about what might happen if the world shifted 180 degrees while you were away.
Live long and prosper.