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Aboard the New Beginnings

Short story By: Coralie
Science fiction



This is my entry for the fourth round of Dclovesfd's Five Sentence Contest


Submitted:Jan 25, 2014    Reads: 13    Comments: 1    Likes: 2   


Five months ago, my husband John and I boarded a space craft headed for a new planet. We were given the same principles as Adam and Eve; we had to create a new human race and help maintain the land.

My family didn't understand why we chose to go, why I was willing to leave everything behind. "I'm not the only one who thinks this is insane!" I screamed at them, the last contact they ever had from me.

But as I gaze down at my firstborn child, a beautiful baby girl, my husband whispers in my ear, "We did it, my love," and I understand why we left: we needed a new beginning.





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