SF Drabble #467 "Good Night, Universe"

I didn't have a room growing up, not as such.

My father invented a thing, a space and time thing. I don't know how it works. To listen to him try to explain it to people, he doesn't quite know how it works either.

I slept out on the Serengeti, so long as I could show Mother that no predators would pass by my chosen spot that night. I slept in a crook halfway up a Sequoia, after I'd shown Father I could secure my bed to the trunk, and myself to the bed.

Better than a room, I think.

22 comments:

  1. better indeed! this makes me want to know more :-)

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  2. Very cool. Not a room of your own, or the biggest room ever!

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    1. I'm the opposite: I like a womb-like sleeping situation. I want to be wrapped up in layers and behind locked doors.

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  3. perhaps, the invention was time travel..just pondering..

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    1. It's *almost* Doctor Who fanfiction. *Almost*. But don't tell anyone.

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  4. This time magpie was a puzzle for me. Only after I read your post, I realized that there is a girl out there. Beautiful indeed.

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  5. This story snippet is very intriguing!

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    1. I should have made it a double-drabble... ran out of time/words/room to really get into it.

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  6. I couldn't agree more! Such an inventive and telling piece. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I always wanted a tree house...but the trees were never quite big enough...

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    1. I wouldn't mind a little cabin... but I like to keep the outside *outside*. :)

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