99 word Writing Prompt : Extraction
May 2, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about extraction. What is being extracted and from where? Is it an idea? How does genre change the perspective (sci-fi versus romance)? Go where the prompt leads!
If you want to participate, here’s the link: CARROT RANCH.
Extraction can mean removal, mining, origin. What if you were removed from your planet and didn’t remember your origin? Not unusual when the galaxy is run by miners. We were still using the horse and buggy when they pulled us children out of our houses.
Most of the mining is mechanized. I learned how to fix the machinery and they dropped me here at fifteen. Most die at twenty-one. I was twenty when the miners took away their machinery.
It’s lonely out here living in a hut under the stars.