“Science fiction writers once envisioned vast, self sufficient colonies drifting in the void of space.”
He took a deep breath, and looked out past the incongruous sycamore to the vast horsetail forests beyond.
“But we did something that none of them foresaw. Instead of conquering space, we conquered time.”
He pointed towards the hotel behind him. “Ladies and gentlemen, fellow time travelers all, I give you the Carboniferous Period. Breathe deep, but don’t light a cigarette – the oxygen’s a little richer in these climes. And mind the dragonflies – they’ll take your hat right off your head.”
Yes! Despite a little format change, this is the same old Friday Fictioneers! Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.
I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer. The weekly photo that inspired this story is below: