#FF — home sweet home

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

Her childhood passion to go off-world continued into adulthood. Back then the only way for the working class to do it was to join Space Force as a trooper. As a new recruit she qualified for space station landings and orbiting Earth. Marcia’s last bump in rank allowed her to live in Mars barracks.

Orienting to living in a base bubble was simple, as she was accustomed to no free oxygen or gravity. Hydroponic gardens, heme labs, and water recyclers provided the basics. Humming ventilators put her to sleep. What made it feel like home was that amazon delivered there!

[100 words]

 

p.s.  WP is throwing another hissy.  After talking with tech support, it appears “Gravatar” is sending most of my comments on others’ blogs directly to spam.  I’m reading posts like usual, so if you don’t see my comment, please check your spam folders.  I know they are not golden, but spam by default??

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the enlightening host of Friday Fictioneers.

73 Comments Add yours

  1. Are you a vegetarian Li?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      No, but I eat no red meat (other than The Impossible Burger.)

      Liked by 3 people

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Loved the last line

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Neil, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. LOL! Yeah, I bet if there was a colony anyplace, Amazon would deliver (though if there’s a pandemic, it might be short of some things … like, say, yeast or thread or cleaning supplies or toilet paper … ) 😉

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  4. Sadje says:

    Fantastic last line!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  5. Gabriella says:

    In a way it is sad that the only thing that makes life bearable is that Amazon delivers there.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re right, it is sad. Good point.

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Is there anywhere Amazon don’t deliver to?!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      The answer remains to be seen, Iain!

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  7. Haha. I loved that last line. Wherever Amazon delivers, you feel happy!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol not me, her. oh, ok, me also 😉

      Like

  8. Ha ha – great last line!!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Susan!

      Like

  9. Dear Lisa,

    This was delightful. Can you see Amazon in their little white spaceships with the ubiquitous smile on the side? Thank you for the Heme education.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, fun visual, yes I can 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  10. Fandango says:

    Ha! Amazon is everywhere! 😂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Bezos is God!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Danny James says:

    Not too many places they don’t deliver

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  12. memadtwo says:

    They’re everywhere!!
    I’ve been finding a lot of comments in spam. It’s their newest glitch. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, those trucks are everywhere these days!
      Thanks for letting me know, K, about the spam.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. draliman says:

    They get everywhere!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can’t wait until a space parody movie has a scene with one delivering on Mars.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Lydia says:

    I love the originality that came from the photo prompt! Am very excited to learn about this FF group. I belonged to a FF blog community some years ago, a 50-word write without photo prompt. It was great fun, then our host suddenly passed away. I still think of his wit and kindness.

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    1. Then, Lydia, you’ll go crazy with 50 extra words! Welcome. Alicia

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      1. Lydia says:

        I hope that is true, Alicia!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Sorry to hear about your host passing away back then. Hope to see you writing at Friday Fictioneers, Lydia. Rochelle is a wonderful host and the writing group there is excellent. It’s one of my favorite weekly prompts.

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      1. Lydia says:

        I am really happy to know about it. 🙂

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  15. Really? Good God!!! Is there no place they don’t deliver to?
    Very creative take!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      lol Jolly. I don’t think there is. Thank you.

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  16. Home is where the Amazon delivery is! I can’t imagine life without it, sadly!

    ps. I have started checking my span twice a day. It’s amazing what ends up there.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Akismet emailed me this morning and said it should be fixed but can’t correct the comments already spamified. Glad you checked.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Amazon has an amazing delivery service 🙂

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  18. plaridel says:

    it must be really comforting to get a package from amazon wherever you may be. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Plaridel, I’ve been in lockdown virtually since mid-March. Every time amazon shows up it’s a holiday 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  19. I think living on Mars would be very lonely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I would definitely miss the trees.

      Like

  20. Dale says:

    If any one company would deliver to Mars, it definitely would be Amazon!
    Fun one, Lisa.
    And don’t you hate WP when it does these shenanigans?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Thanks, Dale. And yes, very irritating!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Nobbinmaug says:

    I bet vampires like that heme.

    I was thinking, “Where does the box come in to this story?” Boom! Perfect last line. I bet Mars has Starbucks and Walmart, too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Nobbin.

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  22. ceayr says:

    Good story, killer last line.
    Question: Is this just one more place where Amazon don’t pay taxes?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Ceayr. Mars is a tax-free Pioneer Zone, don’t you know.

      Like

  23. trentpmcd says:

    I don’t know, since they gave up the major carriers and have started in the delivery business on their own, I think 90% of Amazon packages miss their mark. Her packages might end up on Venus or possibly even Pluto….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ya never know! She could be waiting a long time for those special cookies she loves.

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  24. Sandra says:

    If Amazon delivers, you know life goes on somewhere. Good take.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed 🙂 Thank you, Sandra.

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  25. Bill says:

    Well that wee bit gave me quite a chuckle. Good one.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad to make you laugh, Bill. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  26. A great adventure with an awesome last line!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 So glad you like it, Brenda.

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  27. granonine says:

    Life anywhere just wouldn’t be the same without the Amazon smile :). We see their trucks several times a day during the lockdown.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are like bees flying around a giant beehive these days. Works for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. ahtdoucette says:

    LOL Amazon delivers. That would be a great opportunity though.

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  29. I like your story Ms. Jadeli. You’re right, Amazon delivers everywhere. I did try your video of Heme, but it didn’t work for me. Will copy and paste to try again later.

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    1. Was just able to watch the video, and I have to ask, why would anyone want to make a vegetarian burger taste like meat? I’ll stick to my bean burgers, no heme for me please! Thanks for sharing the video.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        I think heme is great for pulling in people who won’t give up meat because they are hooked on the taste, which is the heme part. If it works to get omnivores — which humans are — to choose plant over animal I’m all for it. It would mean a gentler and kinder treatment of our earth mother and the poor animals that are factory farmed to satisfy an appetite and pollute the planet in the process.

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        1. I agree with you on that 100 percent Ms. Jadeli. It’s definitely not a taste I prefer, but you’re right for those omnivores who crave the taste of meat, but are choosing a different lifestyle, it offers a good solution.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Girl.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. notestowomen says:

    Great last line. Good plug for Amazon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      They’re amazing even though many call them the epitomy of evil.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. notestowomen says:

        I agree with you. I think they are terrific 🙂

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  31. An imaginative take on the prompt. I loved the last line too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much. Glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

      Like

  32. Cool read, and gosh amazon orders now seem to be so significant aha

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they do. Glad you liked the story.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Great post. WP is a pain in the arse isn’t it. Most of the time you ask for help and never even get reply.

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