Moonstruck

October 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm 49 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 October 2017

Ted Strutz

Photo Credit: Ted Strutz
 
Darci was a stay at home girl. Outside of school, she didn’t have much of a social life and rarely went out with friends. She spent a lot of time gazing at the moon and stars above.

“Your line ends with her,” Darci’s mom told her husband. “From the way things are going, your only child is headed to the nunnery.”

But when it was time to leave the coop, Darci decided to go farther than her parents could ever imagine. She joined a research crew in a Mars-like habitat in preparation for the one-way trip to the red planet.

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49 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  October 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    All that close quarters…the line might continue.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  October 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      james:

      no doubt about it. they will be fruitful and increase in number and multiply on mars. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  October 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    She’s going places. Somewhere in the world there will be young dreamers now who might be the first people to head to Mars.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  October 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      iain:

      it’s likely that we’ll see that happen in our lifetime.

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  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  October 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Darci is a dreamer, isn’t she? Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 6. plaridel  |  October 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      rochelle:

      she’s a dreamer alright. we need more like her. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Christine Goodnough  |  October 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    One way trip to Mars? EEEK! She should be happy, though, seeing Mars has two moons to gaze at and a very thin atmosphere would make for clear night skies. :). Dusty place, though

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      christine:

      i think the good view would make up for any inconvenience. πŸ™‚

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  • 9. Susan  |  October 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Sounds like all the stargazing will pay off. Lovely story.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  October 5, 2017 at 9:50 am

      susan:

      it’s for the greater good. πŸ™‚

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  • 11. Dale  |  October 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Never mind doing what you “have to”… Way to dream!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

      dale:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Keith's Ramblings  |  October 5, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I hope she’ll be very happy there although I reckon being a nun would be more fun!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  October 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

      keith:

      you’re just kidding, right? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Joy Pixley  |  October 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I get the feeling Darci is more interested in leaving a legacy of her own than of carrying on her father’s line. What an exciting adventure!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

      joy:

      who knows? she could achieve both in mars. πŸ™‚

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  • 17. The Writer's Village  |  October 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    And I got feel that Darci is simply going to continue doing what she did at home except instead of a nunnery she was going to do it in something closely related a habit-tat. Get it, a habit? Nunnery?

    Nevermind. A small attempt at humor.
    Randy

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    • 18. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

      randy:

      good job of finding the hidden gem. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  October 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Their line will continue as Martians πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

      draliman:

      under favorable circumstances, it might as well. πŸ™‚

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  • 21. Moon  |  October 6, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Introverts can sometimes surprise their own folks with their hidden talents .
    Way to go, Darci.
    Great story, Plaridel.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

      moon:

      introverts are full surprises, indeed.

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  • 23. granonine  |  October 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Starting the line all over again on Mars. I like it. Darci was a free spirit in disguise, as many introverts are. They just need to find their passion, and they will soar πŸ™‚

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    • 24. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

      linda:

      yes, i couldn’t agree more. πŸ™‚

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  • 25. Varad  |  October 6, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Looks like Darci was not too bothered about her old man’s line ending on earth.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

      varad:

      the quest continues in mars. πŸ™‚

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  • 27. Alicia Jamtaas  |  October 6, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I like where you took this prompt. Strong-willed girl wins out.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  October 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      alicia:

      thank you. we need more folks like her to push boundaries.

      Reply
  • 29. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  October 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Maybe the difference between a nunnery and a colony on Mars is not all that different… one-way tickets come in many shades.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      based on her inclination, it will suit her fine. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  October 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Its like they didn’t know her at all!

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    • 32. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      dawn:

      the parents were too busy at work to take notice.

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  • 33. gravadee  |  October 9, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Wow.Awesome read

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    • 34. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      marina:

      what a compliment. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. Sarah Ann  |  October 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Hmm, strange how parents can be so wrong about their kids. Good on Darci for spending her wings.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  October 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      sarah ann:

      perhaps it was a blessing in disguise. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. charisma  |  February 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I love the fact that u need a part of your piece much to the reader’s imagination as to what exactly becomes of Darci finally.

    Here’s my take on imagination. Would love it if you take a read. Not really a similar one. But imagination nonetheless. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    https://yourlifeyourchoicesyourways.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/faded-wishes/

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    • 38. plaridel  |  February 26, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      charisma:

      it was very perceptive of you. thank you for reading.

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      • 39. charisma  |  February 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm

        It was my pleasure to take a read. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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        • 40. plaridel  |  February 27, 2018 at 8:16 pm

          charisma:

          you may want to join our small group. we’ll be happy to have you. check this link: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

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          • 41. charisma  |  February 27, 2018 at 10:47 pm

            I’d love to. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanx for inviting me, Plaridel. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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            • 42. plaridel  |  February 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

              charisma:

              you’re welcome. hopefully, you’d join in the fun. πŸ™‚

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              • 43. charisma  |  February 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm

                I’d be my pleasure. πŸ™‚

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                • 44. plaridel  |  March 1, 2018 at 9:16 am

                  charisma:

                  ok, no pressure. just let me know when it happens. πŸ™‚

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          • 45. charisma  |  February 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm

            I’d take a detailed look at it after my exams. For now, I’ve bookmarked the link URL. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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            • 46. plaridel  |  February 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

              charisma:

              good luck on your exams. πŸ™‚

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              • 47. charisma  |  February 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm

                THANKS for the well wishes. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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                • 48. plaridel  |  March 1, 2018 at 9:17 am

                  charisma:

                  you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

                  Reply
                  • 49. charisma  |  March 1, 2018 at 10:45 am

                    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

                    Reply

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