Home » Writing » The Escape Route

The Escape Route

A crowd gathering at night to deal with an emergency, a large bridge looming in the distance

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 June 3, 2023.

The debris continued to fall from orbit, but the work had to be done. The bridge looked fine, majestic in the dark. But it was an illusion. It could collapse any minute. And it was our only way out.

The crews arrived, ready to get started. It wasn’t the ideal location for the temporary bridges, but there weren’t many ideal locations left. People were going to have to get out, escape. And these bridges meant life.

Time to get to work.