Friday Fictioneers: The Lost Lumanians

Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll

The Lost Lumanians


“Gather around, children,” the first-grade teacher beckoned.

“You are old enough to hear the story of the Lumanians, an advanced civilization that lived on earth long before humans. They were people of the light and masters of sound. Their thoughts traveled on sound waves.”

“What happened to them?” a young student asked.

“We don’t know. Some believe they still walk among us. Let’s try an experiment.”

The teacher sounded a golden pitchfork.

“Who can hear this sound?”

Three small hands went up.

“Come with me,” the teacher demanded.

“Where are we going?” the three children cried.

“To meet your ancestors.”


This is my second entry in the Friday Fictioneers, flash fiction challenge. A big shout out to Rochelle @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for hosting Friday Fictioneers. The weekly challenge is to write a story based on the photo prompt, provided today by J.Hardy Carroll. My challenge was to write a complete story in 100 words or less. This entry is exactly 100 words! I hope you enjoyed.

Poetry ~ Lost Sun

Where were you the day the sun lost its shine, and all went dark for the very last time? I remember our world before we lost the light, before the sun went missing and we were trapped in the night. There was a feeling called warmth and a color called green that painted a forest once filled with trees. They tried to warn us that the end times were nigh, but no one knew the sun would leave the sky. That was decades ago before the cosmic faux pas that hurled earth into darkness and stripped the land raw. Now humanity withers deep underground in search of a sun that will never be found.