Another Wednesday, another prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, graciously provided by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
After last week’s grisly offering, this week you get rainbows and ponies.
Rainbows and Ponies
“Camp Burroughs to Houston, do you copy?”
“This is Houston. Rose, we hear you. Here are the student questions from this week’s draw. Ready?”
“Padma (12): They say there is water on Mars. Is there an ocean?”
Rose: “There is salt water on the surface during the warmer months, but it is not an ocean.”
“Gary (7): My brother tells me about rainbows and ponies on Mars. Is he lying?”
Rose (laughs): “We have icebows, but no rainbows. And we have PONIES. Our POrtable-Nav-Ident-Exploration-System. Some call it communicator, but I like PONIES better.
“Thank you for your time, Rose. Houston out.”
(100 words and 2 numbers)
Someone has actually asked the question about rainbows on Mars, I’m not that clever. 😉
And: I hope this isn’t too confusing. There are all these fun video live Q/A sessions with astronauts on the ISS and children, this short sequence is based on these, but it would need a lot more than 100 words to properly write something like that for a Mars settlement.
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