“What happened here?”
“It’s a long story. It started with a brilliant design concept, and, after an arduous development process, the ultimate models appeared – sleek, beautiful, wonderful in their diversity and potential.”
“Then how did they end up like this?”
“It seems they had an undetectable system flaw – that’s one theory. Turns out they had their heads in the sand from the moment they stood upright. They had it made and they wrecked it. Let’s move on. This place always depresses me.”
“What happens now?”
“We leave the planet to recover and wait for the next batch to appear.”
One more story for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks again to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this flash fiction challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less in response to a weekly photo prompt.
Click on the beautiful planet below to see what we’re doing to it.