Friday, November 8, 2013

FSF: Dancing Beneath the Stars

It's time once again for Five Sentence Fiction!  The prompt for this week is DANCING.

For those of you who have missed previous installments of the "Unchained" saga, go to this PAGE to read it all from the beginning.

Chapter 53: Dancing Beneath the Stars

On some level, Ylana worried about what their return to her home world would be like, and whether the Kryllians would put up more of a fight here, which could wreak havoc on the people caught in the crossfire.

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Sujin Jetkasettakorn/
It seemed that the Rehani “death blossom” was actually a ship that produced a very specific kind of radiation, one that disrupted Kryllian metabolism so dramatically that they died on the spot.  The Kryllians must have known what it was, and that perfectly explained their hasty retreat last time.

On Ylana’s world, there was no time for them to escape, and all Kryllians who inhabited the planet perished quickly, and those who were hosted left the hosts free of their influence.

That night, while the freed women of her world danced beneath the stars in celebration, Ylana considered that their freedom came at a high price: the genocide of a race that had been created to be the aggressors in the first place.


  1. Thought-provoking indeed. Strange how our thoughts wonder all over the place, just from one word and a photo!

  2. Your writing very imaginative!