The Last Lineage

I trust you are all well – and have a plan to get through the crisis sweeping across our world.

Take care out there and; WYH.

Here is my contribution for Friday Fictioneers based on the photograph by Jeff Arnold

You can read other stories with this link; Friday Fictioneers

The Last Lineage

The publisher returned her novel of a Sci–Fi Trilogy. They asked Sabrina to write an improved leader into book two.
She slumped back in her chair, sipped wine and watched her ancient typewriter rattle out the final paragraph.

“From the single, surviving safety pod a small group stumbled and stared up at the brilliant clear sky. They felt humble to be alive after the one-hundred-year horror that had ravaged life on the planet. However, unknown to them, future anthropology will record their emergence as a new species; Homo-sapiens, the Teflon-man.”

Sabrina smiled, because she never could type or write.

 

23 responses to “The Last Lineage

  1. Scary stuff. Happy ending, though, but that won’t help us much.

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  2. Ooooooo clever!

    I love the idea of a magic typewriter! The mystery and then the story written on it… two in one. Great work

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    • many thanks, as an aside do you think facemarks will become a fashion statement. I know you may have been wearing them during the spreading smoke in Australia. My daughter lives in Sydney and she wore one during the heavy smog.

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  3. No more writer’s block… a dream come true!

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  4. I like the scenario you created here. Quite entertaining.

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  5. The dream typewriter. If only my computer would be so inspired.

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  6. That might even beat a talking dog. 😀

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  7. Interesting how much authors want’s typewriters doing the job they were born to do.

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  8. Lots of magical typewriters this week… would be nice if they left the page and entered our real ones!

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  9. Typical. You get a magical mysterious typewriter and your manuscript still gets sent back 🙂

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  10. I like the story within the story. Clever, and all done in 100 words.

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  11. I could do with a typewriter that did that for me!

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  12. some kind of automatic writing, i guess, with help from the other side. 🙂

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  13. Dear James,

    I want a typewriter like that. Muse included. 😉 Imaginative story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  14. Handy typewriter to have

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  15. A magick typewriter! Great idea! 🙂

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  16. Sarah and her typewriter weathered it without the safety pod.

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