Photo Challenge #377

Trapping the Sun, @Pobble365

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story. Alternatively, if you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work. You have 1 week to complete this challenge. Please credit the artist!

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  1. […] Her birth number was 11101. Since human fertility had become extinct, her consciousness was inherited from a glowing cache of souls. Her choice of body manifestation was immediately repugnant to the ORB of Humanity.White and female wasn’t only odd, but carried a burden of automatic disdain. Adopting a name, was the last straw in her rejection of prescribed normalcy.May didn’t aim to please. She sought to honor, and more importantly, remember those who’d come before her. There had once been a time when humans were as numerous as the still visible stars and as individual as every pebble. Perhaps, her consciousness had ‘fallen through the cracks’ and wasn’t cleansed enough but she felt there was an undefeatable soul lurking inside of her.Because of that unquenched ‘thirst’, May set off on her own.She’d been so ostracized, no one missed her until it was too late. She had bundled all the souls waiting for ‘assignment’ within her pod and left the ORB. As alarms rang and everyone scrambled, ten other members, who felt the same thirst, escaped and scattered. May walked, with her ‘saved souls’ in tow, across a dried lakebed. Curiously, she felt no fear in this foreign surrounding and breathed more deeply than she ever had. It wasn’t long before she came upon a fellow escapee and encouraged him to name himself. Together they persevered.Pockets of organic human beings sprung up thereafter. She’d mercifully set the souls free, most of which, chose to seek their own bodies giving mankind the opportunity to recover its ability to reproduce when not in captivity. Life, and the indomitable human spirit, found a way. […]


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