An Unobstructed View – Friday Fictioneers

Title: An Unobstructed View
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Holiday lights hung low over the familiar street. They made Phoebe happy and sad. She loved their historical significance, the celebrations they commemorated, and the cheery twinkling they attempted to imitate.

Tonight, she searched in vain. A lifeless void hovered above the light’s glare. Phoebe longed for the Dark Sky Reserve and the miracle of an unobstructed view of the night sky.  There, millions of stars, planets, the entire milky, way was visible to the naked eye. It was the last place on earth to observe animated blackness and understand why the festival lights were so revered by her ancestors.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

24 thoughts on “An Unobstructed View – Friday Fictioneers

  1. We’re fortunate to live somewhere with an unrestricted and reasonably unpolluted night view. I still haven’t got over it after three years. I could identify with your main character.


  2. My husband grew up in the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He misses the lack of man-made light the obscures the incredible star show of more remote places. Well depicted.

    First paragraph, last word: Did you mean “imitate” instead of “immediate”?

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