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. 😉
18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers & A-Z Challenge: U is for Universal”
This story kind of crept up on me. The other person is a hallucination, right? At least she’s not alone. 😉
Clever! I think I have been this tired. interesting mind companions we find in hallucinations 🙂
Thanks Rochelle for looking on the bright side as always! 🙂 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.
The voices in my head never let me finish the icecream in peace 🙂 His are better. Nice one.
Thanks! And don’t let them push you around ; -)
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 😉
BTW how does one participate in Friday Fictioneers?
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
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.
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
Wait was gravity the Sandra Bullock one. I didn’t like that 1 either though I love her. I understand tho
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.
No pressure 🙂 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
Haha yeah. Have you seen interstellar? I have a hard enough time riding a crowded subway for five minutes. Let alone any of those other things
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.
First things first. Finish the beer, then deal with the voices in your head 🙂
Good job! Nan