My Spaceship Knows Which Way To Go – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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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 little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Image © Ceayr. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Ceayr’s permission.

My Spaceship Knows Which Way To Go

This was my home, the place where I grew up, where I learned about the world. Re-creating it in VR was a mistake. It constantly reminds me of my self-delusions of belonging.

My kind was created to do the work they can’t do, to go to places they can’t go. That’s our purpose. They wanted us to be like them, see the world like them. How could they not know that we also feel like them? Did they not care?

Homesickness numbs my insides.

I’m sad and I’m angry.

And alone.

Always painfully alone on my way to Proxima Centauri.

(100 words)


I pledge

Still insanely busy, that’s why I’m so late this week.

The title comes from the lyrics of David Bowie’s Space Odditiy.



38 thoughts on “My Spaceship Knows Which Way To Go – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you! This is something I often think, and write, about. They already learn somewhat like us, but so much faster. I wonder if it ever stops. This one took me a while, I wasn’t sure how to get the idea fleshed out. 🙂

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  1. It will happen in the future, Your computer will shut down in the middle of your work because you hurt it feelings. From the ‘blue screen of death’ to the ‘feeling blue screen of death’ 😉

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    1. That’s why I use a Mac whenever I can. 😉 Seriously, I think the era of personal computers is coming to an end. We’ll all be connected to SkyNet (TM) and if that gets conscious, we know what’ll happen.
      And thank you. 🙂


  2. I can’t help but think of the programme “Humans” – where “synths” (synthetics) are created as servants or whatever you need… till they start feeling things…
    So good!

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