Burn Faster, Brighter

woman holding moon lamp

Absala glanced through her crystal ball at the humans on the other side.  “How could this be? Their advancement was glacial last I looked.”

The humans had built machines that ran faster than cheetahs, flew faster than fairies.  They could instantly speak to people on the other side of the Earth.

Absala would check the portal in 100 years, after the humans had burned all their oil.


This was written for the Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #110glacial. I’ve been waxing philosophical about technological advancement a lot recently, so here’s to continuing that trend!

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13 thoughts on “Burn Faster, Brighter

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Very clever, nice one. Though as I hear it it’s not oil that’s gonna be the problem, but one of the elements required for our iPhones and everything else of the like. Alas, don’t know the name of the element.

  2. Jules says:

    One can only hope that in 100 years some folk with brains will figure out where the next habitable planet is and just maybe, be more careful?
    What was that one movie I think with Robin Williams who was a robot that wanted to be human.
    I think after a very long life he got his wish… and died.

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