Destiny

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PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath


The three gloomy men sit in silence, holding their glasses. Strange enough, they haven’t taken a sip yet.
“To our destiny…”, finally the wise one raise his glass.
This evening is not like any other. Tomorrow they will not see the sun, quite literally.
The earth, they hear, will go rogue. Whether earth gets embraced by another welcoming star or not, it all depends on earth’s ”Destiny”.
This post is written for Friday Fictioneer hosted by Rochelle.

60 Comments

  1. Rainyshadows says:

    wow so is it their end or earth’s end?

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Atmospheric. Should “The earth, they hear, will go rouge” be “The earth, they hear, will go rogue”?

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I like the idea of the Earth going rogue, like it’s had enough of all our nonsense and decides to just leave! 🙂

    • Priya says:

      The rogue planet, Theia collided with Earth. There are 100,000 more rogue planets than stars in our galaxy alone.
      Earth may very well become a rogue planet, for all we know hopefully in a very very distant future. Thanks, Iain, for reading and commenting.

  4. Varad says:

    Life would have long ceased to exist before the sun shuts shop. But, this is a meditative piece Priya. We should only take a long, hard look at ourselves and our choices.

    • Priya says:

      It is scary to think that one day it will all end… the earth, the Sun.
      I often wonder if we know our purpose yet or if we have any purpose at all.
      Thank you, Varad, for reading and commenting.

  5. Rowena says:

    A great take on the prompt. I’m really struggling with this one.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

    • Priya says:

      I am glad that you liked it. When I saw the prompt, I just knew it. Sometimes, the story finds you.
      Thank you, Rowena.
      P.S.Love your name.

  6. pennygadd51 says:

    You prompt us to think hard about the nature of wisdom with this story of an extreme situation. “To our destiny,” is about the only wise response you can make. Well done!

  7. Violet Lentz says:

    I’m with Iain, I love the whole earth going rogue idea. Excellent write!!

    • Priya says:

      Sometimes, an event kicks out a planet into the deep space. Hopefully, it won’t happen to earth in another billion years. Thank you, Violet, for reading and commenting.

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    Scary thoughts! Nice!

  9. Embracing the inevitable end by raising a glass with friends. I too like, “The earth will go rogue.” Nice piece, Priya!

  10. I imagine Mother Earth is pretty disappointed with the way her adopted children have treated her.

  11. granonine says:

    I have a mental picture of earth suddenly giving a massive shake, dumping all its inhabitants into space, and racing off to a better galaxy 🙂

    • Priya says:

      When a planet goes rogue (due to some event), it just stops orbiting the star, and sets off into the deep dark space. Hopefully, it won’t happen, in another billion year.

  12. trentpmcd says:

    I have read that the nice stable orbits that we see are relatively recent, that in the deep, deep distant past (billions of years) the planets may have “gone rogue”. If a star or something came close enough, it is still possible our orbit could be dislodged. Hmmm, hope it doens’t happen any time in the next couple of billion years 😉 Interesting story.

  13. Dear Priya,
    Gloomy men indeed. I”m not sure I’m comfortable with their planning Earth’s future. Well done.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

    • Priya says:

      Planets do go rogue, due to various reasons. I was intrigued by the rogue planet called Theia which hit Earth billions of years ago. Thank you, Rochelle.

  14. Liz Young says:

    Not a happy ending for them or the earth!

  15. Jelli says:

    Interesting take on the prompt… now, my mind is spinning with possibilities. Thank you! 🙂 <3

  16. Dale says:

    Sometimes, the Earth needs to take a giant eraser and start afresh… unfortunately for the poor inhabitants!

  17. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Mother Earth has survived and will survive. but Man needs a shove on the right place for disrespecting Nature. a good story.
    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-wigwam.html

  18. StuHN says:

    We are in the midst of out sixth mass extinction level. If it comes from the stars, we’ll have that moment in the dessert. Chilling. Good story.
    https://stuartnager.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/t-p-fridayfictioneers/

  19. Eerie story! Nice take on the photo prompt.
    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  20. Aah, we had similar, yet different, takes 🙂

  21. A superb inventive story. The earth going rogue…that’s frightening.

  22. I sense an earthquake about to come…

  23. Bleak, the end of the world is nigh, or are they just 3 deluded chaps?

  24. lisarey1990 says:

    I find this very atmospheric. A very emotively written piece.

  25. The end of the earth – it’s scary to even think about it. Hope the day never happens ! Good one, Priya

  26. How is the earth, of its own volition going to go rogue. Intriguing …
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

  27. The end of human civilization is a scary thought. This seems to be like Star Wars. Nicely done, Priya.
    https://www.rohankachalia.com/2019/01/the-trio-fridayfictioneers/#comment-3776

  28. Lynn Love says:

    A sad salute and a quiet end – there are worse ways to go. Lovely short story

  29. Susie Clevenger says:

    A toast to endings..Peace in the coming turmoil

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