Sunday, December 22, 2013

micro-fiction - home

Trying out a little micro-fiction. This baby has been sitting in my computer for a couple of years. Time to dust it out. Doesn't look too micro, isn't it?

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It was Christmas again, how he wished he was at home with his family, and his dog, by the fireplace. Just his luck, the ballot for the limited seats on the flight home was unkind. A video conference with his family later will do. Still, it was not so bad. His fellow miners had even managed to whip up a rare Christmas meal, with a roast turkey thrown in. He smiled and looked out of the dormitory window. It was dark outside, as usual. And hanging in the black sky, like a piece of cut blue jewel, his home. Earth.


100 words exactly

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2013

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Blogger Mary said...

Love your futuristic micro-fiction. Glad you took it out to share. Your last sentence was a surprise....which made the writing especially good!!

23 December, 2013 00:03  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

This is that blue jewel bit....

23 December, 2013 01:25  
Blogger Susan said...

I enjoyed this prose poem very much.

23 December, 2013 01:38  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

oh wow...that would be a far cry from home to be a space miner...still hard to be such a distance...

merry christmas snake

23 December, 2013 03:44  
Blogger ZQ said...


23 December, 2013 10:46  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thank you! glad you liked the "twist" at the end. :)
i wrote this on a christmas day a couple of years back, and what better way to share it than on this coming holiday.


thanks! you didn't know how many photos i looked through before i arrived at "jewel". :D


thanks for visiting! :)


i thought a sci-fi tale would be cool. :)

a merry christmas to you and your family!


thank you, my friend!

23 December, 2013 22:10  
Blogger Stormcat Poetry said...

Cool Idea! A whole story in a hundred words. I may try that sometime too . . . This was good I look forward to some more . . .

24 December, 2013 01:28  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Stormcat. i am glad you're still writing. :)

and yes, i am thinking of writing more of this micro stories.

24 December, 2013 21:56  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

happy new year man...will be back around on monday!

29 December, 2013 04:06  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

a happy new year to you too, Brian. :)

29 December, 2013 17:07  

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