Virtually all Earth’s inhabitants left to settle on these moons. First they went to escape overpopulation, then they stayed for the controlled climates. Joanna’d been an interplanetary bus driver since her raven-haired days. Now she was craggy and white as the mountainous docking station.
She ached with the blessing of witnessing of Mother Earth’s recovery. Her ears rang with the silence found only in pure nature.
Next time, she’d stage a crash and stay.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (04/22/2021): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the interaction? Go where the prompt leads!