Heaven and Hell – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge 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.

Heaven and Hell

Image ©Dale Rogerson. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Dale’s permission.
The first visitors to Mars claimed it was hell freezing over. Venus is just the opposite.

Even the best protective suits can’t prevent work from turning into torture outside the Hab. No material can cool the body effiently enough for comfort here.

The last things we expected to find on this hell of a planet were signs of life. Then we found the door in the mountains. It leads into a labyrinth of tunnels and arches that look new and well cared for—witnesses to superiour craftsmanship.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. And a sound…

(100 words)

I pledge

Hab means Habitat, the place where the astronauts live.  I stole that from The Martian.


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