#102 – Dusk
Four propellers cut through the air – interminable and unending as the aircraft chased the setting sun.
Birds flew close to the white beast as it whistled above the cliff. It had done so countless times. Lights blinked and cameras focused, mapping and fixing its target: the endless dusk, high above the world.
No human eyes watched. No hands guided the craft. Silently the lone sentinel flew on, solar panels reflecting the endless sun.
Below, a city drifted by – skeletal: blackened long ago. Carrion for the winds.
The drone requested information.
No reply came.
No reply ever came.
(c) Tim Austin 2016. Image by Josh Rose via Unsplash.
Thanks to author Carin Marais for today’s word! You can read her work at https://maraiscarin.wordpress.com/ – pop by and say hello 🙂
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3 thoughts on “#102 – Dusk”
November 24, 2016 at 11:07 am
Love this! 😀 Beautiful!
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November 24, 2016 at 11:09 am
Thank you 🙂 Just caught the image of a Drone circling the world after the apocalypse when I thought of “dusk” – how my mind works, lol
November 24, 2016 at 11:08 am
Reblogged this on Hersenskim and commented:
Tim used my choice of word as inspiration for a flash story today – read and enjoy (and then head over to his site and read the others)!