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From Trash To Home

a patch of floating garbage with dwellings on it

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 9, 2023.

The garbage patch had been growing for decades and decades. As it grew, it also gained solidity, stability. It also began to extend deeper, creating it’s own anchor of sorts, damping out extreme motion.

A few intrepid thrill-seekers arrived, and explored. They found they could walk on the surface. Plants had begun to take root.

Finally the settlers arrived. Displaced from their now-flooded homes, they took up a new residence. Amazon 2-day shipping starts next week.