New Home #flashfiction

February 25 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word frozen. It can be descriptive, character focused, action driven. Go out onto the ice and find a frozen story. Go where the prompt leads!

New Home – by Hugh W. Roberts

The frozen wastes of space were no place anymore for the light pink sphere.

It had travelled for thousands of years, but the icy blue planet ahead looked the only hope it had of survival.

The glowing rays of a young star rising in the east sent the alien into a potential thaw and deep sleep on this new world.

Millions of years later, it awoke to find new owners’ of the planet had built a city on top of where it had rested.

“Welcome to Wuhan’, it recorded, as it began the fightback to reclaim its new home.


Image credit: Charli Mills

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here to join in.

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31 thoughts on “New Home #flashfiction

  1. A beginning, or an ending? Great twist on the prompt, Hugh! Did you ever watch the series Battlestar Galactica on Sci-fi channel (not the old one from the 70s)? It ended the series in a mean twist and a look back in time. That’s all I’ll say in case you didn’t watch. But this ending reminds me of it 🙂

    1. The story is still unfolding right in front of us, Terri. So who knows how it’s going to end?

      I wasn’t aware that Battlestar Galactica had been remade. That twist sounds awsome. I’ll have to find out if the series is available in the UK.

    1. Thank you, Donna. I wanted to think out of the box with the keyword we had to use for this challenge. I know it’s been used before, so maybe I only got halfway out of that box.

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