Go Forth, Multiply – Mandate of the Deities

She was born in the fortieth century. Her lineage could be traced to earth, before it succumbed to supreme neglect. It is her wedding day. Carrying a bouquet of hybrid plumeria fertilized by star dust and carnage from deteriorated communication satellites, she slides between Ursa and its latest shard, to meet her chosen mate.

“Where is the payment I required for my body to wed your being?”

Handing her a package vibrating with energy he mouths “It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. As you mandated.”

Once unwrapped, it floats toward her three breasts illuminating them, and then seemingly melts into her circuitry. She smiles, knowing she is now impregnated. Her kind will continue. No longer needing this other being, her eyes turn iridescent green and devour him. She fades into the celestial skies, content to know she will multiply.

Written for Prosery Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Bjorn is tending the pub and asks us to include the line “It is a moon wrapped in brown paper” in a piece of fiction that is 144 words or less, sans title. The line is from the poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy, a Scottish Poet who was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 2009-2019.

Prosery: a form created by dVerse. A line from a poem is given for the prompt. Writers must include the line exactly word for word (punctuation may be changed) within a piece of prose (not poetry) that is 144 words or less, sans title.

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33 thoughts on “Go Forth, Multiply – Mandate of the Deities

  1. sarahsouthwest February 14, 2022 / 3:06 pm

    I loved this! Was it a tiny bit tongue in cheek, Lill? A sci-fi epic in miniature!

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    • lillian February 14, 2022 / 3:27 pm

      Sometimes I just don’t know where my pen will go! Ended up in sci-fi somehow. Glad you enjoyed!

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  2. Shawna February 14, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    This is very cool. I loved every word, but this was my favorite:

    “hybrid plumeria fertilized by star dust and carnage”

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    • lillian February 14, 2022 / 3:27 pm

      So glad you enjoyed, Shawna!

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) February 14, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    This was brilliant… Like a spider devouring her mate just to spread her beings into the universe. I can really feel how all darkness of humanity will spread across the universe.

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    • lillian February 14, 2022 / 3:28 pm

      I always know I’ve succeeded if I get a positive comment from you, Bjorn. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed my foray into sci-fi.

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  4. sanaarizvi February 14, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    I absolutely love, love this! 😀 Especially; “Carrying a bouquet of hybrid plumeria fertilized by star dust and carnage.” Creativity at its best! 💝💝

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    • lillian February 14, 2022 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you, my dear friend. So sorry I will miss OLN LIVE with you 😦

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      • sanaarizvi February 14, 2022 / 7:12 pm

        It’s perfectly all right. We will have many more OLN sessions together 🙂
        xoxo

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      • msjadeli February 14, 2022 / 3:49 pm

        It feels almost as if the entity is a machine (e.g. computer.)

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  5. Ain February 14, 2022 / 3:57 pm

    Well…the prompt line could not have fit better, just could not…real fantasy spun in the first paragraph, done so well….then later..the three breasts…oh dear oh dear…that threw me, but then the story is not designed to be a nice twee tale for a rainy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea! Fascinating!

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  6. Jane Dougherty February 14, 2022 / 4:20 pm

    I like this. A real moon, wrapped in paper. Well don’!

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  7. Gillena Cox February 14, 2022 / 4:22 pm

    OMG!!! SHE EATS HIM!!!
    wasn’t expecting that

    Have a good Monday

    Much love…

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  8. Ron. February 14, 2022 / 4:44 pm

    Mission accomplished Lillian: Mind blown. Thanks.

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  9. Rob Kistner February 14, 2022 / 7:20 pm

    Mysterious, mythical, wonderful Lil! 🙂

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  10. rothpoetry February 14, 2022 / 10:51 pm

    A great Sci-fi story. She is an Ai black widow!

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  11. petrujviljoen February 15, 2022 / 5:52 am

    You reached for the dark side of the moon in this one. Congrats.

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  12. K.Hartless February 15, 2022 / 9:59 am

    Amazing. Drool. Love this sci-fi clip, Lillian.

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  13. paeansunplugged February 19, 2022 / 9:20 am

    Oh, wow! Fantastical write. Sci-fi in 144 words is no mean feat.

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