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Cluttered Space

“It’s all looking a bit of a mess sir.”

“I quite agree Peter. It looks ghastly. When I created the sun and the moon and the stars and…. What’s the name of that planet Peter?”

“Earth sir. It was one of your speedier creations.”

“That’s right, Earth. Well, when I created that place and its people I didn’t think they would end up littering space with their satellites and space stations. It’s all too much. Something needs to be done.”

“What did sir have in mind? Destroy the planet maybe? Start again with a race that is not so technically minded?”

“I am inclined to obliterate the place and start again. The trouble is I’d have to go to the other Gods if I wanted to start all over again. Such hard work getting these ideas through committee. No, we need a simpler solution.”

“What about getting rid of the clutter instead sir. I could pop out tonight and cut the strings tethering them to Earth. They would then simply drift away.”

“Excellent idea Peter! I don’t know what I’d do without you. Sounds like fun. I might even join you. Can you lend me a pair of scissors?”

MikeJackson©2017

A story for Sunday Photo Fiction.

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Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

5 thoughts on “Cluttered Space

  1. Ethics committees are a bitch! I bet God would never have gotten that Earth project of his through one if he had through. “You want to do what with them?”

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  2. Interesting. God being the designer andcthe strings in some sense being real as earth’s space junk is shipped from place and floats away! I wonder what humans on earth will think happened?

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