SFFS 19/06/2015

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Greetings all!

I’ve decided to share from a short called Earth Alpha this week. Over time I will post it in its entirety, I hope. It isn’t all that long – probably because it’s first draft, really. So here goes.

Sabina struggled to breath against the crush of humanity that surrounded her. She was relieved for her steel-toed boots – if it weren’t for them, her toes would have been mush by now with all the trampling. People had even stopped apologising when toes got stepped on, it was that bad. She pulled her heavy great coat closer around her. Even with the body warmth emanating from those around her, she was shivering with cold. She had already caught a few envious glances from people eyeing her coat.

This, the final transport leaving Earth. Even the space port officials were on it. Earth was now empty.

It’s been great to have you drop by. Please do head over to the main SFFS blog to see what our other authors have shared this week.


About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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6 Responses to SFFS 19/06/2015

  1. Good opener – toe-crusher crowd, empty Earth – funny and sad.


  2. Peter Vialls says:

    All sorts of questions arise – just what you want from an opening scene. I’m guessing the cold has something to do with the evacuation. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this.


  3. S.A. Check says:

    Earth was now empty. What a great line with loads of potential, especially since she’s standing there. The last transport leaving an abandoned planet – awesome starting point.


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