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Occupied Lives

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:12 pm
by lyda
The waning sunlight danced through the trees.

His heart leapt as he saw children outside the park running towards
the lengthening shadow of the hovering invasion fleet. He relaxed
when he saw the waiting ice cream van. He could just make out the
faint sounds of the Centauri army marching down D'Olier St.

His edginess surprised him. He'd given no thought to his nerves.
Now, in the moment he'd planned for weeks, his own emotions were
the final hurdle.

He looked across the checkered blanket into her eyes. He shifted
onto his knee; producing the package.

"I want a divorce."

Re: Occupied Lives

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:43 pm
by strawman
How like a proposal... well, I suppose a divorce request is a proposal too. And on a knee! No wonder the invading space armies seem so a propos.

Good one, Lyda! :)

Re: Occupied Lives

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:25 am
by Varda
Such a tease, with the invading army! But then again, aren't they always telling us to let human stories take the stage in spec fic? This setup made for a very unexpected punchline!

Re: Occupied Lives

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:09 pm
by Flintknapper
Made me smile. Interesting set up.