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The Envoy

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 May 23, 2023.

Well, I just got my instructions from home, and the next stage of the negotiations will not be pleasant. The humans made some rather, um, radical demands and my government made it clear none of them were going to be acceptable. The Elosians had demands, too, although not nearly as onerous.

My counterparts were good people. They meant well, and they, too were at the mercy of their respective governments. Now it will depend on how much authority they have. Hopefully similar to me.