Here, he is alive! In this desolate landscape, empty of birdsong.
And he doesn’t know her.
She has searched many timelines, and there is still time to return with her to lush rainforests saturated with life.
But can he leave the only world he knows?
Here, he is a king.
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 25 February 2020.
Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.