See You Later, Space Cowboy
I'm just this guy, you know?
To expand on that, I am also the following...
- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)
- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch
- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes
- Always too hard on myself
Its face was playing tricks on me.
It has been 7 years floating inside this heap. Sometimes I forget that it isn't really a face. It's a control panel. The dials, however... & the read outs? They are definitely face like. It's not just some goofy "space madness" or anything with a more scientific sounding name that is less like an episode of "Lost in Space." It has a face. A taunting face. An ever staring face. Judging me. Wondering what I'm wondering.
I'd look away & look back just as quickly and catch it staring. One might be inclined to point out that it was just a sophisticated collection of wires & diodes & doodads & whatever other technical crap they stuff into control panels to make ships fly out here in the vast nothingness of nothing itself...
... but... it definitely had a human like quality. The eyes... piercing, they were. The mouth... always agape like it was about to tell me something important...
I rubbed my eyes and marked another day off on a wall already filled with dashes of chalk...
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (1 so far!)
He (?) has probably been talking to it for years. I would hope that he knew more about it than "doodads" level, though.
In retrospect... perhaps this person was actually NOT an astronaut but a stowaway that really DOESN'T know anything about the control panel. Hmm... how awkward to kick a switch or something and find out they had communication with Earth....
- #1825 Posted 6 years ago
You must start with the line...
"His/Her/Its face was playing tricks on me."
And you cannot use any spoken dialogue.
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