Friday Fictioneers for March 21.
The challenge: Write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.
Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.
My piece weighs in this week at exactly 100 words.
As Numerous as the Stars
My people have been threatened many times. Extinction has lain waiting for us since before the days that our ancestors wandered the desert. Anthropologists have described us as both stubborn and resilient.
I often ponder the difference between my people and the First Nations of the Americas. Although my people have thrived, many First Nations have not. A gentile religious leader once taught that they are part of us, members of the lost tribes, as numerous as the stars.
On a clear night in my native Missouri, I watch an asteroid streak through the sky. I think of fallen stars.