The Colour of Hope (flash fiction)

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The Colour of Hope

The starship came out of the jump. It was so heavily damaged it was doubtful it could do another.

“SARA, what do you see?” Jeva asked the ship’s computer.

“There is a red planet ahead of us. It’s not suitable for life, Captain.” Jeva’s heart sank.

“You don’t have to call me Captain.” Jeva reminded SARA.

“You are last sentient being still alive, so you are designated captain.” SARA informed her. “There is another planet.”

Jeva looked at the screen. In the distance a blue planet slowly came into view. For Jeva, blue meant hope.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt colour of hope provided by the Carrot Ranch April 24 Story Challenge.

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ยฉ๏ธ2023 Joanne Fisher


9 thoughts on “The Colour of Hope (flash fiction)

  1. Thank you for this; I needed it. Too often of late, my view of hope has been coloured by a haiku I penned a while back:

    In Pandoraโ€™s Box
    Hopeโ€™s frosty note lay unread:
    โ€œDown pub getting drunk.โ€

    … your story has helped reapply the correct tint ๐Ÿ™‚

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