Friday Fictioneers & A-Z Challenge: U is for Universal

PHOTO PROMPT – Β© Douglas M. MacIlroy

Another double-post for Friday Fictioneers:

And the A-Z Challenge



“You can go anywhere you want, but you can’t stay here.”

Sighing, I set down my mug. It had been a long day, but apparently, an even longer night. How long had I been up, anyway?

“Well,” said my companion, “at least we’re not in the middle of Alaska with nowhere to go.”

“Who are you again?”

“Your cabin fever inspired delusion.”

“Right. I almost forgot.” I could hardly wait for winter to be over.

I finished my beer. No matter what the voices in my head said, they could at least let a man finish his beer in peace.


Sort of half-awake and staring at the title thinking … I’m not sure how that title relates to the story, BUT it does start with a U and I think it makes sense in some cosmic sense. Maybe. I’m sure the voices in my head will explain later. πŸ˜‰

Happy Friday!

18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers & A-Z Challenge: U is for Universal

  1. Thanks Rochelle for looking on the bright side as always! πŸ™‚ And yeah, very loosely based on stories I’ve heard of living up there, from my dad, who said on some days you just “don’t go out.” Unless you absolutely have to. Because the weather might just kill you. And sometimes people just go a little bit loopy.

  2. I imagine going bat crazy in a place like that. That’s why I’d never volunteer for things like inhabiting Mars. I’d rather die here on Earth somewhere I don’t have to be cooped up inside.
    Universal works, cause I think that effect is fairly universal, with the odd exception or two. Those are the guys that pass those psychology tests and get sent off to space and then go crazy anyway πŸ˜‰

      1. I totally forgot to link didn’t i? If you click on the blue frog that takes you to the list of posts . Rochelle runs it and she posts a prompt every Wednesday. Her post is usually one of the first links

      2. Oh silly me, I’ve been following Rochelle with the intent of participating. I think I’ll join in after all this A to Z business.

      3. Will be great to have you. Sorry am typing on cell phone. I never saw gravity I don’t think. Loved interstellar even though it did creep me out

      4. Yes, Gravity was with Sandra Bullock. I also love her, and she was the reason I decided to watch it. Maybe I’ll have to give Interstellar a shot.

      5. No pressure πŸ™‚ but yeah much better movie imo. Very sci fi as opposed to like almost could have actually happened but didn’t. I think that’s why I didn’t really get gravity

      1. No, I haven’t. After Gravity, I’m a bit put off by space movies. I know people loved it, but I didn’t get it. It didn’t move me.

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