8 January 2019



The Pegs and The Wire

Photo Copyright Russell Gayer

- No, my love, it isn’t as bad as it looks! Granted, Io is not a very hospitable planet but it’s alright.

- In the background of that photo… is  it what it looks like?
- Yes, like an ice coated strawberry cake. The first pioneers, years ago, just couldn’t believe their eyes. But look here. See the pegs and the wire on a raised platform? This is where we are going to build our house. We started with a tentative lawn…

She burst out in laughter remembering her first landing on Io.

- Will I be able to visit you one day?

A very loud siren started hooting at regular intervals. She zipped her full pilot overalls and made it to the door.

- Farewell grandma, said the young one, tears coming down her cheeks. 

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word count more or less 100 words.

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Douglas M. MacIlroy.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

Thanks to Rochelle https://rochellewisoff.com/ for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Russell Gayer for the photo prompt.

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