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A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published April 30, 2023.

“Lucy! I’m home!”

“Not funny Linh” Pat said.

“I thought it was funny. Where’s the crew? Shouldn’t someone be here?” Linh said, the pout clearly evident in their voice.

“Skipper said there might be a problem, but those reports are days old.”

“Doesn’t look like something abandoned for days.” Linh was looking around.

I saw movement out a window. “Oh, there they are. I think. Someone’s coming.”

The surface rover pulled up outside, and the hatch opened.