Flash Fiction: Planetary Life

A blob on the planet’s surface moved, not far away. The animal chased after the moving blob, hoping for breakfast. It pounced, catlike, but its paws clamped down on air. The blob moved farther away. The animal kept chasing and pouncing, seemingly never tiring of chasing. It wanted breakfast soon. Then the lump disappeared. The animal flopped over on the dusty ground, void of all hope. There was no food, no life on this planet. Just death.

FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to instigate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below!


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