Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

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Where is everyone! Such diplomatic bad manners.
The Ehevan envoy, Sil Chasack, switched to transmit, she strode around
the table.
No sign of the humanoids, she reported. Typical arrogance.
She was sent by the Galactic Federation to instruct ‘Earth’ on environmental sustainability for their survival.
Where were they, don’t they care about trading coffee?
Measurements showed the Blue Planet was deteriorating in a self-consuming infestation, the Mollaks are considering a cleansing cull; as a warning.
Sil wiped the window and looked out, there were no signs of biological life in the dark poisonous atmosphere.
Pity, this Mocha Djimmah tastes superb.

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26 responses to “Lonely Planet

  1. Scary prediction of the future

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  2. What a pity to miss great coffee. 😉
    A fun read, and an imaginative take on the prompt.

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  3. Timing is everything. An original take.

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  4. Earth may be doomed, but coffee we’ll have.

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  5. Sounds as if it is too late for the humans, but at least the coffee endures. Nice take on the prompt.

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  6. I like where you took the lack of humankind in that room. I guess Sil and the gang arrived too late.

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  7. Dear James,

    A unique take on the prompt. I lift my coffee cup in your honor.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. Humanoids? So no humans. But there is coffee. What else could one ask for?

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  9. Very original take. Great write.

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  10. I love the dry humour of your characters- and the coffee snobbery they have. Nicely crafted.

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  11. Intergalactic coffee trade! A great venture, indeed.

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  12. Looks like the human species have been wiped clean…their only redemption point – coffee also couldn’t do much to save them! Liked the futuristic story, James.

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  13. Very original galactic tale! Enjoyed it!

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  14. looks like coffee has become more precious than gold. incredible.

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  15. Haha great one! Foolish humans. Then again… trading coffee? Noooo me wants it all, my precious!

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  16. michael1148humphris

    No coffee, no humans, but great story telling

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  17. James, nobody on this planet has a better imagination than you!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Damn that Vogon construction fleet

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Looks like they got to us too late. No more coffee for poor Sil.

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  20. Even the coffee is doomed!

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  21. Most original take, James.
    I fear they’ve arrived too late…

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  22. Sounds as though we’ve outstayed our welcome in this particular galaxy. Different take.

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  23. Sounds like the Galactic Federation are intervening too late! Nice take on the prompt, James!

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