A Planet Like Earth (flash fiction)

A Planet Like Earth

Melissa and the others had fled from Earth just before the missiles were launched. Looking back they saw many explosions of light all over the surface of the planet. They all turned away and went into hibernation for the long trip. When Melissa was awoken many years later, the spaceship was now orbiting a new world in another solar system.

The planet was smaller than Earth, and slightly further away from its star. Once they landed, Melissa noted the sun here was much dimmer and the temperature a lot cooler than Earths. No one knew if the seeds they had brought would grow here, maybe they would end up cultivating the native species that were edible. Thankfully New Earth, as they called it, had a breathable atmosphere and was home now.

They all knew life was going to be tough here, but at least they had all survived, for now.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 150

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #172. Better late than never.

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