Observe And Report

We need you to look around, tell us what you see.

Grass. Trees. Fog… smoke? I can’t smell it, so I can’t be sure. There’s wind, the wind is blowing the leaves and smoke around.

The grass and trees and leaves aren’t important. Are there buildings? Do you see people? Any evidence of technology, of human habitation?

No, no people. My head is starting to hurt.

Just a little while longer, Mae. Can you see in all directions?

Yeah. Nothing.

If we set you down, can you walk—

You said you weren’t going to do that.

Don’t be afraid, Mae.

10 comments:

  1. A completely different take on the prompt! Innovative and inspirational! I want to know what's going on here... *smile*

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    1. My headcanon is that it's a probe from an alt-Earth. Mae is gifted, and some organization is using her to project/sidestep into alternate universes to look for unoccupied Earths to colonize.

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  2. This is an intriguing beginning to a novel. Am I right?

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    1. Could be :-) But there'd be four novels in line ahead of it if it was ;-)

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  3. at first reading i thought she was under the spell of a wicked wizard... :)........ interesting lines :)

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  4. Fascinating...until I read your comment I thought hypnotizing...

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