Always gazing up at the stars, that was Charlie’s problem, dreaming about particles, planets and the cosmos, absorbed in studying the gravitational pull of black holes and their theoretical evaporation.
Larry stamped his feet, shivering in the cold air, watching Charlie adjust the camera pointing up at the clear night sky. ‘Seriously, this is how you want to spend another Saturday night?’
As Larry spoke what had been Charlie’s fleeting interest in the undefinable and theoretical forces of the attraction between two human beings evaporated.
Charlie looked up at the stars, the universe and the science behind it all and she wondered.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
A small piece to mark the passing of Stephen Hawking, who inspired, and will continue to inspire, so many.
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