Meadows thumped the console in frustration.

“How could this have happened?” He screamed at all of the scientists around him. None paid any attention. “You!” He yelled as one walked by carrying a tray of test tubes. “Are you the woman who did this?”

Giles looked at Meadows. “No. I’m a man.”, he said flippantly as he continued walking.

“Mars shouldn’t be like this. It should be barren. Red. No atmosphere. How can we investigate this now with all that out there?” Furious, he pointed to the viewscreen.

“Well, Meadows,” Giles said as he returned, “we were looking for life.”


Posted in response to Eugenia’s weekly prompt, Meadows.

The image is not mine. Eugenia selected Rocky Mountains In Spring, uploaded by ‘Stacy’ to for this week’s challenge.

13 responses to “Meadows”

  1. Chris Hall avatar

    Ooh pretty colours, pretty flowers! Looks like the work of a certain Great Being I know 😉 😀

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    1. Tom avatar

      Yes, it does look familiar, Chris, now that you mention it! 🙂

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  2. earthskyair avatar

    Omigosh, you are one big bundle of unpredictable imagination! Love it! 🌷

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks Earthskyair! I think that sometimes, what you see isn’t the full picture! And it’s fun to expand ever so slightly! 🙂 It’s all fun, really!

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  3. -Eugenia avatar

    Wow! What a tale, Tom! Your creativity was flowing on this piece! Excellent take on the prompt!

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Eugenia… I just went outside a little! 🙂

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      1. -Eugenia avatar

        My pleasure, Tom! 😉

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  4. prenin avatar

    LoL!!! 😀 ❤

    Very good Tom!!! 🙂 ❤

    Blessed Be! 🙂 ❤


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    1. Tom avatar

      😀 Thanks Prenin!

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  5. Shweta Suresh avatar

    I loved where your imagination led you. It looks like Mars isn’t all we thought it to be

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Shweta. You’re right… there does seem to be more to Mars…


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