Friday Flash: Moonbreak


Astronomers across the globe confirmed the results as the Earth’s rotation brought the outer planets into view. Moons were splitting open, cracking in a haze of ice, gas, and rock. Titan had been first by more than a day, but Io broke before either Ganymede or Callisto. Now telescopes pointed at Triton, at Europa, and at all Saturn’s moons in case another should split.

News had leaked to the Internet, and people stopped to stare at the Moon in Earth’s sky, waiting for signs of their impending doom.

Meanwhile, a dragon uncoiled from the Sun. Her eggs were finally hatching.


100 words

My blog is participating in the Forward Motion Flash Friday Blog Group, a weekly flash fiction exercise. Check out the other participating blogs for more flash.

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    • Thanks!

      I got the last line first, and I was trying to figure out where the story went from there. Then I thought, “Hey, what if it ends there instead?”

  1. That’s delicious!

    Happy Birthday, Erin! Have a lovely day!

  2. Hee hee. Most delicious!

  3. Heh, heh, heh … dragons rule!

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