by Miles H. Rost
Gina sat on the hood of the car, looking up into the sky. She reached her arm out and tried to touch the stars.
“What are you thinking, Gina?” her cousin Brian asked, arm and leg hanging off the side of the car.
“I’m thinking about quitting my job, finding a place with no light, and counting stars forever.”
Brian turned his head and smiled.
“Has life been that bad for you?”
“Nah, I just am tired of civilization.”
Brian looked up at the stars, and smiled.
“Become an astronaut?”
“I’d have to come back to people…”
Brian just nodded.
If Gina ever manages to find that place I would like to know too 😀
I think we all would. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Aren’t we all tired of where ‘civilization’ is taking us at the moment? Lying counting stars in peace seems like a good idea. Nice one.
I know I’d like to do that. Maybe somewhere in Nevada or something.
Nice ending. Good atmosphere, too. Captured well.
I love the night sky. You painted a image,
Civilization is a true bitch.
Unless she takes the route of Major Tom 🙂 Nicely written…it appeals to the Misanthrope in me LOL 🙂
And me…for right now.
The things that city dwellers miss out on. I feel for them. I like your response to this prompt.
I hope she’ll find a balance. Great story.
It might get crowded up there with Gina…nicely done.
The stars and universe fascinate me. I often stare at the night sky – very peaceful. 🙂
I think we all have that dream sooner or later
Just yesterday my 21-year old son said the same thing – to run away from people!
Guess stars can satisfy for sometime and for some seasons. We need others at other times. Just saying!
Btw I love watching stars too!