100 words no more no less · July · Liz's stories

Future Perfect

By Liz Parkesfuture perfect

MAGELLAN addressed the Explorer’s Cyber Conference.

He told of giants, monsters, wild seas and scorching suns.

Columbus recounted forests touching the skies, shimmering birds, an amazing cacophony.

Polo eulogised elegant buildings, spice scented air, sibilant tongues and butterfly people.

Amundsen chilled when he spoke of blue-green seas, icebergs, breeching whales and a dog’s yelp ringing like crystal in the depths of a crevasse.

Armstrong spoke of a globe glowing with life when he looked back from the moon.

From the C25th John Doe whimpered about silence -an infinity among planets as barren as Earth.

©Liz Parkes 2016


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