His daughter, Lilith, sang, “Today’s Remembrance Day!” Louis’s wife peeled the pillow from his face. “Chris set up the displays.”
Louis forced a smile. “Okay, let’s go check it out.”
Entering the Commons, Chris stood at the podium in front of a display of wood and shells. “Once a year we remember!”
Lilith skipped along the display tables.
Louis shuffled toward the changing rooms. He dressed into his suit and left through the airlocks. Walking the perimeter, he gazed over the scorched lands and sighed.
He remembered … the forests and oceans before, teeming with life.
Now, a planet destroyed.
“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. This challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week’s photo was taken by Sandra Cook.
It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! For more stories, click HERE.