(No author’s note this time, enjoy the show!)
Inherit The Stars
by Miles H. Rost
“Brent, whatever are you doing out here?”
Brent looked up from his telescopic camera and smiled.
“They say that Jupiter is going to be closest tonight. I want to get a picture of her.”
His grandpa shuffled over to the camera, and peered through the viewfinder.
“Your uncle Stephen would be proud of you, you know.”
“Because of my interest in the planets?”
“Because you’re taking the time to explore more than just what’s around you.”
Brent looked up solemnly.
“There has to be more. I mean, how could all of this be created if there wasn’t a bigger purpose?”
A bigger purpose indeed.
Most certainly. Thank you for coming over and reading, and enjoying the music that goes with it.
Oh well done! Your fiction has aligned so sensitively with today’s news and the picture brings a rightful “Ah” at the very end. Perfect. I love this piece.
Thanks, Jilly! I didn’t actually intend on bringing in “Uncle Steve”, but I felt like this was just perfectly set up for it. I love it when a plan comes together! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I see Uncle Steve gets around!
Your Uncle Steve was strange, and this Uncle Steve was…theoretical! Thanks for stopping by! 😀
Nicely done without being in your face.
It just popped up. And it was cool.
Awwe, such a lovely tribute.
Thanks! When it happened, I was thinking “This would work for the story!” and there it went.
Uncle Steven would be proud indeed. Nice tribute.
Thanks, Rochelle! I figured Uncle Steve would work out well, in this case.
A lovely slice of life. You captured the warm relationship between Brent and his Grandpa in a fitting tribute to ‘Uncle’ Steve Hawking.
Thank you for the compliment! I am quite happy about this.
Nice tribute to Uncle Stephen. In his words “We are just a slightly advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet orbiting an average star. But we can understand the universe, and that makes us something very special.”
“We understand the universe more than anyone can expect.” – My dad. Thank you for the read! ^_^
That’s an excellent question.
Delightful take on the prompt. I read it again with the music which made it even better. Well done.
And that, my dear, is what this blog is all about! Thank you for staying true to it’s purpose! This makes me overjoyed!
ahhh – nice messages – esp. this:
taking the time to explore more than just what’s around you
and the video had cool music
A great tribute to an extraordinary person.
Well done. Uncle Stephen did well awakening curiosity in the young lad.