Failed Mission

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. πŸ˜‰ 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?

PHOTO PROMPT Β© Roger Bultot

Failed Mission

β€œWe have failed, Commander. As responsible, I condemn myself to the 12th planet.”

β€œNonsense. I’ve read communiques.”

β€œ150 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.”

β€œThey’ve doomed their planet. We’ll save the higher and the creatures. You regain yourself. You’re deemed worthy.”


Sascha Darlington

100 words

29 thoughts on “Failed Mission

  1. As Robert Burns said β€œO wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us”. Or, in English, β€œOh would some Power give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us.”
    I like how you provided this outsider’s viewpoint

      1. interesting book based on mt. sitchin’s interpretation of ancient sumerian writings. who would have thought that adam and eve were the first test tube babies? πŸ™‚

  2. Oh heck, Sascha. I’m reading this after seeing the movie “First Man” about Neil Armstrong being the first man to step on the Moon. I wonder if that scored any points for us. Now I see myself as a laboratory mammal scurrying around in a maze. I’m hoping for the best. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

  3. Great minds! Yes, save the animals. The rest be damned. (We’re all going to come back as animals because of Karma–it’ll be a rude awakening for many! Especially the pig-eaters) πŸ™‚

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