Friday Fictioneers: Within Belief

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Not always.” Craig36 AZ-19 pointed at the blank wall in front of them, and teleped the Archives. As the image formed, Winifred82 AZ-02 gasped.

“Is that — the sky?”

“Yes.” Craig36 smiled. “I stumbled across this during my research last week. It’s dated before the Cyber War, before clouds had completely covered the atmosphere. Before we needed the solar farm satellites.”

Winifred82 turned, her envirosuit constraining her movement. “But the sun’s hidden in this picture. You couldn’t find any pictures of the sun?”

Craig36 adjusted his suit’s oxygen filter. “I did. But I figured you’d find those beyond belief.”

Every week, Rochelle Wisof-Fields hosts Friday Fictinoneers, where the objective is to write a complete story in 100 words or less in response to a photograph. I encourage you to learn more about Friday Fictioneers and view other responses to this week’s prompt by clicking the little blue frog.

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8 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Within Belief

  1. I find the point of view very interesting, the voice reads impersonal enough to come from a computer. The apocalyptic theme is so believable, too. I can’t help feeling sad about a world where its inhabitants can’t believe pictures of the sun.

  2. I wonder if the speakers were a type of AI because of the clinical way they spoke about the sun. Though if at least one of them needed a suit with an oxygen filter, they must at least be some sort of carbon based creature.

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