Short Story Challenge – #001

Zombie Doll Writes

**Moving this here from my other blog so I can find it**


This is the generated topic I received:

The story is about a man who was once married to an astronaut. It starts on a war-scarred planet. The role of distance plays a major role in the story.


The siren went off at its usual time, the eerie sound haunting the desolate landscape surrounding it. Dante Morgenster was the only one daring enough to stay out the couple extra seconds, his figure shadowed against a burning sunset on top of a hill. The hill was littered with tires, rubble, and memories of long lost lives. The middle-aged man with short coffee colored hair and moss colored eyes stood completely still, staring at the sky. He could have been mistaken for a statue, had anyone been passing by. No one else would be out during the siren. After more than…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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