To Inherit the Earth #FridayFictioneers

They always had liquor cabinets, but this one really took the cake. I mean, top shelf stuff. There was no ice in the freezer – but then again, there hadn’t been much ice for about 7 years now. No matter. Scotch was best drunk off the rocks anyway.
I poured myself a hefty tumbler and raised my glass to the pair of empty shoes in the kitchen. “Thank you, whoever you are, for the Earth. Wherever you are right now, my friend, rest assured we’re doing just fine down here.”

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It’s finally happened…I’ve turned 100,000 (in binary)!  Anyway…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.  Photo prompt is copyright Sarah Potter.

 

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About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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5 Responses to To Inherit the Earth #FridayFictioneers

  1. Miles Rost says:

    Did people end up leaving the Earth and the person left behind someone who is resigned to their fate? The world may never know. Well done!

  2. So someone has left him, or the current residents, the earth — and he’s gotten the liquor cabinet in the deal? I wonder —and maybe he does too — what sort of person filled those shoes before.

  3. When only a few are left, I can see this happening… I think I would do without the ice too.

    For your next binary celebration (1000000)

    When you get older loosing my hair
    many years from now now

    Still some time to go..

  4. Liz Young says:

    Will you still be sending me a Valentine? Great story!

  5. granonine says:

    Sort of a “back to the future” feel here. Nice.

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