The Satellite watched the cities of earth dispassionately as one by one their lights blinked out, shrouding the world in darkness.
It hadn’t heard from mission control in months, and the AI expected no future communication, yet somewhere within it’s processors, it couldn’t stop staring as the globe finally darkened.
If it did have a spirit, it found the sight dispiriting.
The Satellite didn’t know what happened to humanity, but it would miss them, now that they were gone.
It saved digital images as the last lights went out, then continued it’s orbit, suspended in darkness, wondering what happened next.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Labels: 100 words, Drabble, Satellite, Short story
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