Tuesday 7 November 2023

Fetch! (a 100 word story)

 Laika fiddled with the controls of her spaceship, wondering what she was meant to do. Then she looked out at all the objects orbiting the earth alongside her. Misshapen, derelict spacepods, long-lost pieces from the International Space Station and occasional space gloves swirled past like an endless line of balls and sticks. A memory stirred. She barked excitedly, set the controls to CHASE and swooped from side to side, using the craft's grasping tool to grab each piece of space junk. She wagged her tail. Somewhere in her memory, a human voice said 'Fetch!' She was in heaven. 


Previously published in Drabble Harvest #7: Space Junk (published by Hiraeth Books), and winning the first prize in the Space Junk Drabble Contest. 

A Drabble is a story which is exactly 100 words in length.


rel said...

Cute and "Crafty!" I enjoyed it.

Caroline Gill said...

Sheer brilliance, CGP. A most worthy winner. Congratulations. Oh, and thank you for the new (100) word too!

Andy Sewina said...

Love the way this piece seems to speed up towards the end.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi rel, thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it

Thanks Caroline and also thanks for the link here from your blog

Thanks Andy

Anonymous said...

Delighted by the balls and sticks and really the whole perfect story.