Welcome to 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 Doug MacIlroy. Thank you, Doug!
“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the
day.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Light and Darkness
by Jan Brown
The human species is hungry for light. Human history is commemorated with it: the bright lights of Diwali, the miracle of Chanukah, the warm glow of Christmas.
Even the tragic consequences of air pollution and nuclear waste pale in comparison to the limitless human desire for light.
It wasn’t difficult to pervert that desire and illuminate the Earth with our version of “light.” Our technicians worked for years to remotely control the power.
Our species is different. We are sightless by human standards. We perceive this to be an advantage.
Tonight, the earth will be irradiated, and darkness will prevail.
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