tiny a story about living small

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Hm…think I got a nice, cute one for ya, pops. 

   I recall bein’ real tiny, maybe three years old? 

   Small enough where my ma had to carry me around most places we went to. 

   Whole family was out for a late evening picnic, can’t remember where exactly but it was up near one of the creeks we lived by. 

   I remember the sun beginning to go down while my ma held my hands, walking me through the shallow creeks barefoot with me when all the little june bugs an’ firebugs started comin’ out. 

   She picked me up and ran around with me as I tried catchin’ the bugs with my hand, and lord did I make her fuss when I tried eatin’ the few that I caught. 

   Memories are a bit buggy, but it’s….somethin’ I like thinkin’ about when I get homesick for ma.

Space Prompt

It’s been 5000 years since humanity started terraforming and colonizing outer space. There’re now thousands of colonies spread across hundreds of light years.

However, faster than light travel has yet to be invented. It takes years for different star systems to communicate, and decades to travel between them. In addition to that, only a small percentage of colonies develop into flourishing civilizations. Most of them devolve into a prehistoric state of tiny spread out settlements, small tribal communities, and constant sectarian warfare between tribes.

Despite all of our progress, humanity is more divided and in a worse state than it’s ever been.

You’re a tribal who lived your whole life in a small settlement. You’ve heard the stories about giant bright cities on other planets where people never go hungry. And of humanity’s ancient homeworld somewhere far far away. You never believed those stories. Until one day, the stories literally come crashing into reality when a space probe from Earth crash lands near your settlement, and inside it is possibly the secret to humankind’s salvation.

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Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013) - Dir. Christopher Smith & Merete Mueller

Currently watching, I want to live in a tiny house in the mountains.

Books-Wrote-My-Story Reviews: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

“You cannot fathom the distance I would travel for you.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it - because I am super lowkey and chill about it - but The Darkest Minds happens to be one of my favorite series. And there is always that tiny moment where you wonder if the next project will live up to that. Well the answer is yes. Resoundingly yes. Passenger is brilliantly written. Everything I hoped for and so much more. Alex manages no small feat in writing a really good time travel story (not the simplest task, in my opinion.) However, she also wove in issues of race and feminism while paying a great deal of attention to historical accuracy and setting up an interesting and engaging plot with characters you can’t help but love. In short, it’s an absolutely fantastic read. It was one of the best books I read last year, and chances are, it will be one of the best books you read this year.