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April 22, 2015 100 comments

It’s Friday Fictioneers time again, the weekly flash fiction challenge hosted by Rochelle over at “Addicted to Purple“. The photo this week was supplied by top fictioneerer Douglas M. MacIlroy.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.


Copyright Douglas M. MacIlroy


With a gust of icy wind Jared entered the shelter. His wife looked at him eagerly, anxiously, the unspoken question hanging between them. Finally Jared shook his head and looked away.

“All of them?” asked Sheera, her voice trembling. Jared looked at his wife and nodded.

“All of them.”

“So we’re the last.” It wasn’t a question. “We’re all alone.”

Little Hanna ran in and hugged her Dad. “You’re back, you’re back!” she squealed, while in the kitchenette Sheera prepared drinks, carefully mixing a generous dosage of “Martian Deathcap” into each of the three cups.

Drinking deeply, the last surviving “Red Planet Pioneers” faded quietly away.