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The Crucible

An ominous open metal square lit by lurid orange flames and light

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 29, 2023.

The Crucible was ready, the legendary, almost mythical forge used to create the armour and weapons of a bygone age. Now it would make the base material for our next generation of weapons. Instead of swords and chainmail, it would be starships and reactive armour.

We had the materials, sourced from asteroids, not from our home world. And now the final piece, the ancient tool for our modern future.