#writingprompt

Life begins as the ending meets #poem

Life begins as the ending meets

Long forgotten stories of Earth’s bosom,

Clouds roll over abandoned streets

 

Burned sunlight refracts and the crust overheats

Gone beyond the last season, descendants of the issam

Life begins as the ending meets

 

Overhead atmospheric trap door to the planet’s oubliettes

Ghost gardens fill the sidewalks with forgotten alyssum

Clouds roll over abandoned streets

Extinct currency, forgotten in digital decomposed spreadsheets

Greed the downfall, possessions the blissom

Life begins as the ending meets

The planet resets the cosmic scales and ends those who mistreats

Too late humanity abandoned the acquisitiveness hymn

Clouds roll over abandoned streets  

Fires burn and oxygen depletes

Dreams abruptly stopped by cataclysm

Life begins as the ending meets

Clouds roll over abandoned streets.

#FinalisFinibusTractus – #scifi – #Cryogenics #Pets

My little Pug spends more time in his kennel than I want to admit, however, he also runs along a bike at full speed, chases cows when he is out in the field with D and licks us silly when he is out and about…

When humanity finally leaves the planet I would hope that we would bring out cats, dogs, gerbils, lizards and other fur babies along with us. On Generation

On Generation ships, I imagine that mice and rats would have probably stowed away… just like on the wooden ships of old. Cats would definitely come along too. Dogs are companions I would hope would come, but realistically pets would fare best in cryo.

If a dog spent years in cryo I wonder if they would become more sentient due to all the time in REM… Or if they would still sit where they are today. It might be cool to have a dog that can be as cognitive as a teenager… then again they might become incredibly big tricksters.

#FinalisFinibusTractus – #scifi – #amwriting

I need to go back and count how many prompts this makes…

“The textiles will be gone and most if not all of the buildings will have succumb to the elements.  Sadly so much of the last few societies…  everything was decomposable. Many scholars believe it had to do with that global climate epidemic of the early part of the Aquarian Age. Nothing like the barren wasteland we will soon be descending on. As you know,” The professor of astroarchaeology from the Sirius System continued, “The planet has been abandoned for at least a thousand years. You each have your atmospheric suits. Here is the list of what you will be looking for. ”

A list appeared on the vid screens of each persons atmo-suit.

  • stones that appear to be shaped by man.
  • metallic objects
  • headstones
  • “Time capsules” – GPS coordinates included in your com system
  • plants of any kind
  • bones – (note surroundings and look for others (time limit 2 days)
  • any objects within Historical sites – GPS coordinates included in your com system
  • anything looking man made
  • buckets filled with seeds
  • anything interesting

“You have your assignments and collection locations. See you in 10 days.”

#FinalisFinibusTractus – #scifi – #poetry #TheEntrusted

Alone,

on the oil-soaked beach,

a monk,

in bright orange robes.

and

a respirator

watched as thousands of streams of steam

diffused

in the red smog-choked sky.

 

 

The job had been described as a death sentence.

 

She volunteered.

 

Along with 10,000 machines,

eight hundred monks

and

four hundred scientists

together they

would bring back the garden

called

Earth.

 

~~~

SRWM

~~~

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#OBLITUSVERBA – #AMWRITING #WRITINGPROMPTS

When an adult breaks mores of their culture, disciplinary actions are taken. What happens when disciplinary actions are viewed as positives by the person who is breaking the code of the culture?

What does one do when Pain evokes pleasure in a person who is being disciplined? Withhold the pain? I don’t know. Yet the lick of the leather calls to some and it is TABOO.

 

Talk to you soon,

SRWM

 

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#OBLITUSVERBA – #AMWRITING #WRITINGPROMPTS

A blue and white checker-board-cloth lay across the grassy knoll.

Green bottle overturned.

Red wine spilled across the checkers staining them purple.

Wicker basket open.

Hard cheese wheel, sun warmed lay on the grass.

Cold bread being explored by a scouting ant half way on the cloth.

The wine lay forgotten.

The cheese lay forgotten.

The picnic forgotten an hour ago.

Two lovers  tasting each other, connoisseurs of romance, connoisseurs of the flesh.

 

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#OBLITUSVERBA – #AMWRITING #WRITINGPROMPTS

I wish I could say my emotions were under control.

I wish I could say that I am stable as stone, alas stone is unstable.

I wish I could say that my mind was balanced, yet the winds shake tears loose.

I wish I could say that my mood is impassive, however, empathy drives me insane.

Oh to be stolid and solid of will, Sadly I am a mote of dust in a sandstorm.

 

 

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#solutions #FinalisFinibusTractus #scifi #spacetalk #hubble #speculativefiction #reality

How Much Space Does an Individual Need on a Ship? Why?

So if you look at this question from a sociological and cultural perspective, as well as practical perspectives, this is a question that will take some exploring.  For the sake of keeping this a decent length, I will save my perspective on working for another post.

We can safely assume that every person will need a location to sleep, a location to eat, a location to store their possessions, communal entertainment space, a location to exercise and a location for bodily waste. When you take into consideration that each person will need both private/semi-private space as well as public space and storage space, the question becomes even more complex.

Proxemics varies from culture to culture.  A native of New York City has a different personal bubble than a native from rural Texas. In general, Texans have Huge personal bubbles and New Yorkers have much smaller bubbles. This is due to cultural differences based on the available space of their environment. If you want more info on the cultural aspects of personal space read this article from NPR.

The ISS (International Space Station) has the cubic volume of a Bowing 747 and holds hundreds of experiments and 6 crew members. In this case, space is relative because the experiments and equipment take up a lot of volume. Also remember that the majority of space is shared space. From the video I looked at each astronaut gets what looks like a sleeping bag and a small space for personal possessions… plus a few small areas around the ship for food and waste storage.

Toiletting can be consolidated for multiple people, people already share bathrooms in office buildings and homes. There are a few options in regards to actual toilet facilities, dry toilets AKA composting toilets and wet toilets, AKA conventional western shitters. Personally, I think that composting toilets that incinerate the waste will be the best solution because the matter that is left can be safely added to the soil in the food production area or added to the soil production for colonies.  Liquid waste can be processed for mineral separation and refiltered into plant production.

Greywater from bathing can also be used for washing clothes and growing food, provided it is treated. Showers are a necessity, and baths would be a luxurious communal affair. If ship inhabitants were to adopt the Japanese and Scandinavian bathing policies of steam and scrape, short shower then soaking, water consumption would be greatly reduced.

Options in regards to sleeping arrangements are endless, consider the crew cabins in any of the Star Trek series, many are spacious and could potentially hold whole families. The bunk rooms in Battle Star Galactica also offer a cramped but viable option. I have to question if communal bunks are a good idea or if pods like the Japanese pod hotels make the most sense. A major point to consider is; if part of the crew is in cryo,  if they are strictly a generation ship or if the ship is capable of rapid travel. If the crew is in cryo then they would only need enough space for the cryo unit, a small space for personal belongings and then the space for the skeleton crew, and a location to house the crew as awoken.

When it comes to food consumption it would be wise to only have food in certain areas. I believe that any ship needs a galley and a communal mess hall as well as a captains dining room for formal and planning events. This being said the space required for a mess hall will be determined by crew size, shifts, and duration of travel. Communal eating has an added bonus of reducing food waste, increasing moral and minimizing consumption in gluttons. If artificial gravity is produced on the ship I  would think an open salad bar and a school cafeteria style set up would work well, given much higher quality food. Or the tray setup that was seen in the Doris Day film,  That Touch Of Mink.

Considering that majority of the objects on the ship will be for public and communal use, I can see each person carrying two 30 quart tubs for their personal possessions. These could be housed in personal quarters or in storage facilities that are set up like warehouses.

In regards to entertainment and exercise, I feel that both are vital to psychosocial stability. Considering the recently release virtual reality headsets entertainment and exercise can be intermingled. I would still recommend movie nights and socials for people to congregate but VR marathons can be done on exercise bikes and treadmills (Check out this ISS astronaut attending a marathon from space).

Taking these points into consideration picking a number arbitrarily is silly. This is a design problem best left to the engineers. However, hypothetically 500 square feet (46.45 sq meters) is a good number for personal space if each family unit is given their own quarters, must cook for themselves and have personal Toiletting spaces. If the individuals are in strictly communal spaces then each person would need a minimum of 38 square feet of floor space and exceptionally well-designed storage space. Arbitrarily the space needed would be somewhere between 38 square feet and 500 square feet.

 

Talk to you again soon,

SRWM

 

 

#FinalisFinibusTractus #writingprompt #scifi #spacetalk #DrWho

This question draws me into the concepts of  Satellite 5 (featured in three Doctor Who episodes.).

An orbital space-based media would need to focus on both Earth and all of the highlights of what is going on in the atmosphere. I am going to assume that journalistic integrity has been restored and there is a ton of construction going on in space.

Idealistically social issues, climate issues, technology, and philanthropic issues will be at the forefront of every media outlet, print or video. With the way climate change is bounding forward, social issues will become more intense.

Technology will most likely be a huge focus of journalists. As quickly as technology changes today I can only imagine how quickly it will change in the future. We can only hope that trash and recycling have been dealt with via tech and behavior and won’t be in the media frequently… But then again strikes might be big news.

Realistically “Entertainment” issues will most likely be up front. Who’s getting a divorce and who is getting married, or whatever the equivalent is will still be there. Who got in a fight and who is on what new fangled drug? Who is sleeping with who will probably still be highlighted in some of the media… sadly I don’t see this sales pitch going away. Sports will still be big… though there may be new sports covered (Zero G Quidditch anyone?)

 

 

#amwriting #writingprompts #oblitusverba #Gratification #gratitude

What is gratitude?

That moment right after a kindness is shown when you show appreciation.

What is gratitude?

The action you take to pass forward a kindness.

What is gratitude?

The thanks you show.

What is gratitude?

The emotion that makes your body feel light when you experience a blessing.

What is gratitude?

What you experience from someone you help.

What is gratitude?

To be appreciative of others actions.

What is gratitude?

Your reaction to another beings benevolent action.

 

 

 

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