Satellite

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Satellite

Post by munsi » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:10 pm

The Satellite watched the cities of earth dispassionately as one by one their lights blinked out, shrouding the world in darkness.

It hadn’t heard from mission control in months, and the AI expected no future communication, yet somewhere within it’s processors, it couldn’t stop staring as the globe finally darkened.

If it did have a spirit, it found the sight dispiriting.

The Satellite didn’t know what happened to humanity, but it would miss them, now that they were gone.

It saved digital images as the last lights went out, then continued it’s orbit, suspended in darkness, wondering what happened next.

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Re: Satellite

Post by flyawaybefree » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:08 pm

The end of earth from a highly unconventional standpoint. I really like the characterization of such a standard object. I fell sad for the lonely satellite!
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Re: Satellite

Post by strawman » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:18 pm

Me too. I kept expecting a light to come back on, and a little voice cry out, "Mommy, I'm scared. Can I sleep in your bed tonight?"
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Re: Satellite

Post by munsi » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:18 pm

thanks, guys, i quite liked this one too :)

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