Flash Fiction Challenge – The Last Voyage
May 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story without ice. It can be a world without ice or a summer camp that runs out of cubes for lemonade. What does the lack mean to the story? Go where the prompt leads!
The Last Voyage
“Where are we going, honey?”
“Real estate office.”
“They have a new listing.”
“Yes, a living quarter of 300 square feet, a share of 8 square feet vegetable patch in the atrium, and a 5 square feet chicken farm.”
“How much time do we have?”
“Billions of people are living on house ships already. We’re the last group. The ice from Arctic and Antarctica is melting fast. The ocean level has raised one inch a year for centuries. The last pieces of ice will collapse any minute.”
“Our ancestors couldn’t perceive us living on house ships.”
Note: 300 Square Feet. It’s a good rule of thumb to visualize that 400 square feet is about the size of a two-car garage.