An illuminating encounter

This week’s photo is credited to darksouls1 on Pixabay.

It depicts a seated man staring at a glowing globe. The background is dark and hazy, but you can faintly see wall-to-wall shelves filled with books.


Going into the private library of the university’s head without permission was technically improper, but Marty felt it was vital for him to find the globe today at all costs.

He entered through the side door, and being careful that his rain-sodden shoes shouldn’t squeak, he took them off and placed them at the side of the colonial-style table with slate-colored top in the center of the reference section of the library.

Ah! There it was! Cleverly hidden behind the thick tomes which nobody ever read. He gently extracted the illuminated globe from the hiding place and held it gently in his hands. The glowing orb was cool to the touch. He tried to look deep into its light as he was told to do.

What he saw in the depths of this was amazing. The past, present, and future all exist there simultaneously. But the future was darkened. And the world seemed to be breaking apart. He took a long look, straightened, and replaced the globe in its hiding place.

He had to do something important now. This message had to reach those who had sent him here. The planet had to be saved by any means necessary.


improper | sodden | vital | slate| colonial

Written in response to FFFC # 205, hosted this week by Paula

Also included 5 words weekly from Greg’s blog





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