Thank you as always to Rochelle for providing us with Friday Fictioneers. This week I’m participating in speculative fiction….actually I don’t know how that is different from any other week. 😉 But this subject has been a recurring thought for me and may be revisited with other words at other times. What if we’ve been test subjects?
“We have failed, Commander. As responsible, I condemn myself to the 12th planet.”
“Nonsense. I’ve read communiques.”
“150 years there, sir, I’ve never encountered a species so self-enamored. They savage passive creatures. Ignore warnings to save their younglings from injurious chemicals. They practice insouciant hedonism. I tried, sir, I did. Some are compelled to a higher life but are mocked by their brethren. Bacon, sir. It kills them, kills the smart, sentient creature as well, but they worship it. I am beyond repair.”
“They’ve doomed their planet. We’ll save the higher and the creatures. You regain yourself. You’re deemed worthy.”