It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Lora Mitchell.
You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.
by Jan Brown
The fireworks made Caitlin feel at home momentarily. The brilliant bursts of color were reminiscent of her homeland’s patriotic celebrations. Also, they were welcome illumination in the ever-dark sky of this alien world.
The solar system had three suns, but at this time of year their light did not reach this region. The season was mercifully short, and the planet’s inner core radiated abundant heat. Even so, she couldn’t stop shivering.
A familiar trio of long, muscular arms embraced her trembling shoulders. Caitlin leaned into her husband’s body, relishing his warmth. Silently, she smiled in celebration of interspecies marriage.