Friday Fictioneers – Inherit The Stars

(No author’s note this time, enjoy the show!)

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© Ted Strutz

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?”

Stephen Hawking (“Uncle Steve”) – Courtesy of The Telegraph 

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23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Inherit The Stars

    • 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! 🙂

  1. 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.”

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