She hoped to hitch to San Francisco and almost reached Palm Springs when the girls in the hooptie stopped. They were friendly and since San Francisco was hours away, suggested she spend the night with them at their retreat. Get an early start the following morning.
The vista grew more desolate with every mile, but she was delighted with the company. They sang, ate sandwiches and drank red wine. It was like a girl trip reunion.
"We're family," they told her upon reaching their destination. "Everyone is joined by love here and once you meet Charlie well, you'll never want to leave!"
They say the moon was once part of Earth, born of a cataclysmic collision. They say the moon was once no bigger than a thumbnail. The ancient vids show people playing in gentle tides, riding boards along curls of water, building castles in the sand. This does not compute. To us, the ocean is a quick death.
We ran to high ground, believing mountaintops meant survival. Funny.
The moon I know fills the horizon, a constant half-disk, so close we count her craters instead of stars. They say nothing will save us when she arrives to kiss her long-lost Mother.
My goodness. Top podium shared with such an amazing talent. Who could ask for anything more?
I think of these 100 Word challenges as your forte, Foxxglove. It's all I can do to try to keep up with you. And ... I couldn't even figure out how to play until I read and studied your entries way back in the day. So anytime I sneak a spot on the podium, I'm like how did that happen?
Last Edit: May 16, 2022 5:36:03 GMT -6 by RAVENEYE
bluewpc: How have you been keepin?
Dec 2, 2022 13:11:54 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Fffffeeeck those videos. Um, I been keeping safe. Heh.
Dec 2, 2022 13:15:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: So glad you checked in, blue.
Dec 2, 2022 13:16:58 GMT -6
bluewpc: glad to have checked in. missed yall
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:30 GMT -6
bluewpc: this were an online home
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: yes! we hope it can be again. update us when you can, k?
Dec 2, 2022 13:19:33 GMT -6
bluewpc: I will. You know something I need to say. I left America because I absolutely could not stand the normal life. I need adventure and blood. Maybe something to keep in mind for future writings
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:14 GMT -6
bluewpc: After this war Im going to go find another war
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:28 GMT -6
bluewpc: and hey glad to see ya Raven
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:40 GMT -6
bluewpc: Ill let andlo know the site is back up
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:46 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Some folks are built for it. That detail makes for one heck of a character, no doubt.
Dec 2, 2022 14:04:04 GMT -6
Alatariel: Wow blue, stay safe my friend and good to see ya here again
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Soliton: Be back. Be safe. Be alive.
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pelwrath: A happy birthday to SF writer, Leigh Brackett, ‘The Queen of Space Opera’. Born 12/7/1915.
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