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Saturday Centus – Wk#169 – Prompt: photo and “how do you like to go up in a swing” – 110 words – “Ready!”

18 Jul

The sound of children laughing, memories now long passed.

How do you like to go up in a swing?” my father had asked.

“Higher, daddy!” I begged.

The feeling of weightlessness before gravity pushed me back along my pendulum course was the childhood experience setting me on a path to my future. I enjoyed the feelings of weightlessness and had begged my father to make it last longer.

“Ready!”

Tethered with nothing more than a lifeline, I launched myself into the weightless void now so familiar. I am a specialist. My task is to keep my craft fit for humans as we explore the asteroids in search of mineral riches.

This is the prompt picture from the Saturday Centus site.

This is the prompt picture from the Saturday Centus site.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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1 Comment

Posted by on July 18, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

One response to “Saturday Centus – Wk#169 – Prompt: photo and “how do you like to go up in a swing” – 110 words – “Ready!”

  1. Jenny Matlock

    July 27, 2013 at 09:45

    Ross!

    Such a wonderful sci-fi flavor!

    I love the almost despair I feel in these words.

    Really tangible writing!

    Cool!

     

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