“It’s time,” he announced.

The young star turned to look upon his father. Magnus Prime. One of the brightest stars in the galaxy. Seventeen planets in his solar system, all living harmoniously.

“What if I make the wrong decision?” asked Agicon.

His father smiled. “All you need to do is trust your heart my boy, hearts know things minds cannot comprehend.”

“But what if my species turns bad? Destroys the others?”

“Then you’ll step in, like your mother did with the earthlings. She sent a comet so large that it wiped almost all of them out. The new creatures, her humans, don’t even remember the crimes of their ancestors.”

Agicon nodded.

“It’ll be okay, you’re ready,” said Magnus as he opened the black hole.

“Welcome to The North Quadrant Rock Shop!” called Rifikus. Rifikus was a bright blue star that had traveled the galaxy far and wide to find lost planets in need of a sun, or so said his sign.

“What will it be today? A nice watery planet? Perhaps a red rock? A gaseous mass?”

“Something simple,” said Magnus “it’s the boy’s first planet.”

“Oh your first planet! How exciting! Well I have many wonderful options for you. We have this little fella. Rocky, high nitrogen supply, could develop a nice reptilian race.”

Agicon looked upon the surface. “It’s really dry…”

“Well then perhaps a nice watery planet. This one right here has 98% coverage. You could have all kinds of aquatic creatures swimming around.”

Agicon’s face lit up as he remembered his mother’s great leviathans, they had always been his favorite of her species, but there are so many water planets. He wanted something special.

“How about this onyx planet?” suggested Rifikus. He held out a black shining sphere. Its crystalline soil glimmered in Agicon’s light. Its sparkling waters danced like distant stars. “Not sure what type of life forms this one would breed, it’s truly one of a kind.”

Agicon was mesmerized, his eyes twinkled like its oceans and his mouth hung open. His heart fluttered with excitement. “This one, I pick this one.”

Become a PatronHelp support our family-friendly mission

Most Voted Comments

Avatar
8

Bait

It takes a real talent to tell a story in so few words. What was…


Avatar
6

Endure and Sing

Inspirational piece. Am glad you picked the rat to be the protagonist in your story,…


Avatar
6

Endure and Sing

Such a sweet tale - and with a good moral to the story. I thought…


Avatar
5

Endure and Sing

Wow! This is a good story! Really good to read to little kids, the moral…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, it really does add an extra dimension to hear your story read aloud…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

In my neighboring country Denmark, we have the classical storyteller Hans-Christian Andersen. Your sweet story…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

A really nice one with a wonderful story line. I can see why this was…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

A beautiful story! I was reminded of seeing Paul Potts and Susan Boyle on Britain's…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

Your story inspired me to keep going no matter how discouraging it gets. At times…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

Thank you so much for the feedback! I pray that the young readers will be…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

Thank you for taking the time to comment and convey your thoughts on the story.…


Avatar
4

Endure and Sing

Hi Katy, don't we all feel like the rat in your story at times! We…


Avatar
4

Vows

I must admit it was the picture of the church, with its grave yard, under…


Avatar
3

Between Belonging and Dying

A very powerful story, Daniel. Your writing makes it easy to feel the reality of…


Avatar
3

Between Belonging and Dying

Oh my gosh, Daniel. Your story really defines the word superb. You make me experience…


Avatar
3

Between Belonging and Dying

A horrendous situation, more so because so many people find themselves going through it. A…


Avatar
3

Between Belonging and Dying

What an extremely powerful story Daniel, really well written and with an ending that had…


Avatar
3

Between Belonging and Dying

Daniel, this story is one of the best flash fiction stories I've ever read. You…


Avatar
3

In Memoriam

It's terrible to lose someone you love and accept that he is not a part…


Avatar
3

The Problem with Women

I think Carrie has said it all. We rest our collective case.  ? 


Recent Comments


www.Voice.club

Upcoming Site
Maintenance
Scheduled for Today @ 8:45am ET

USA Timezone – Eastern Time – (GMT-5)

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds


Voice-Team will perform upgrades and add new features!

During our scheduled maintenance
Voice.club will be inaccessible

Scroll to Top

Sharing a Post

Why do my friends need to SignIn to read the post I shared?

Actually, this is a voting security feature. During public voting, only club members can read posts submitted for that contest. Since anyone reading the story is able to vote (click the Like button), we reserve these capabilities to members who SignIn. Before we implemented this security feature, people were voting multiple times and making the public voting process unfair and out of balance. To fix this, our staff finally decided to allow only members who SignIn to read the stories. Membership is free and easy, and ensures our club is safe, secure, and family-friendly!