“Mission aborted. All
scientists to teleport. Report at Eastern Bay Gates for final departure to
Space Colony”, went the cold, monotone announcement.
Vasundhara, now sitting on
the floor, took notice of it. She was crest fallen. The lab wore the deserted
look. The thunder outside was raging. She had seen the ray of hope. Hope that
might lead to establishment of the habitable colonies back on Earth.
“Last call”, promulgated the
speaker. “Eastern Bay Gates to close in five minutes.”
She moved her trembling hands, fondly, over the glass floor as if caressing the soil below. With heavy heart,
she lifted herself and started walking.
The tiny green shoots below the glass floor were dissolving. The acid rain, that followed the hitting of the inhabitable
Earth by the half moon sized asteroid, had washed all hopes of returning back to Earth.
Earth had seized to be
habitable way back in 2400 AD.
Word Count: 150
Lets save Earth before this turns true in distant future!
"Vasundhara" is a Sanskrit name for "Mother Earth"
Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri