We had made the campfire, cooked something to eat, and swapped yarns: the whole thing was quite festive.
The fire was dying down, so we lay down and looked up at the night sky, continuing our discussion about how Earth-like the planet was, complete with the rock shaped by wind and water. The night-sky was both familiar and unfamiliar – we could still make out the Milky Way, but none of our familiar constellations.
As wreckage from our spaceship made shooting stars, two questions were in everyone’s minds: How were we going to get home? Did we want to?
© David Jesson, 2017 (100 words)
Ta da! It’s our first picture prompt here at FictionCanBeFun. No idea why it’s taken us so long to find one, it’s been on our To-Do list for ages …
Bearing in mind that November is often overwhelmed by NaNoWriMo, I’m going to keep the word count low this time.
Word count: 100-750
Deadline: 2pm on Friday 10th November 2017
Have fun! And let us know if you’d like more picture prompts.
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