PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The cavernous studio gleamed on bright screens across the planet. Accustomed to it now, I remember thinking the first broadcast was just like the transporter in the old Star Trek shows.
Every evening, we waited and watched our screens like partygoers used to watch for the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve. At precisely 6:00pm, hosts Robin’s and Starla’s holographic images materialized to bring us the news – from Mars.
“Terraforming has reached thirty-three percent… Mining teams have discovered new deposits of iron…”
They looked so human. We depended on them to build us a new home.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the encouraging host of Friday Fictioneers.