I had some grim thoughts about the future of our civilization today, and turned them into a fantastical exploration of alternate worlds… because that’s how my brain works, I guess. Join my escapade, and learn a little bit about Rare Earth Elements, modern technology, and climate change while you’re at it.
Once again, I have flash fiction for you inspired by Chuck Wendig’s prompt for this week. This time around I had to somehow include three randomly determined things in the course of a 1000 word story, and luck dealt me a journal, Survival, and a horse. Yes, Survival was capitalized. Maybe it’s the music I’ve been listening to, maybe I’m in a rut, but that combination just screamed “Old West” to me. I did my best to make it interesting. Have fun!
My brother had been gone for too long, and I wasn’t sure what to do about it.He’d taken the horse into town seven days ago, and should have been back in three.One day there, one for business, and one back.But I was still waiting for him near our claim.When I heard the horse coming up the trail, late that night, I jumped out of my bedroll in excitement. Continue reading →