Flash Tales #21: The Discovery of Planet Earth

PHOTO: William Anders/NASA

PHOTO: William Anders/NASA

PROMPT: In keeping with our last prompt, this one will hopefully inspire ideas more than it will dictate your story. The phrase can be taken however you like, and as before there are numerous possible directions in which you could take it, both literal and metaphorical. Your prompt is the simple phrase, “the discovery of planet Earth.” It could be sentient dragons from another dimension happening across our planet, future humans stumbling upon their own barren world, or a “spiritual” discovery made in our own time. Surprise us!


WORD COUNT: <1,100 words

DEADLINE: Thursday, April 23, 11:59 pm

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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