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Rings and Snow

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 18, 2023.

Kort stood, marvelling at the sight. They were still trying to wrap their head around the physics that would produce those rings when their radio crackled to life.

“You done? What did you find?”

“Yup. Snow” Kort replied.


“And snow.”

“Nothing else?”

“Packed snow. Some rocks.”

“Well let’s get moving then. Skipper says it’s time to go. We got 3 more of these to survey.”

“More snow?” Kort asked.

“One with liquid methane.”

“Good there’s some variety.”