50-Word Story

Purple Purple Everywhere

Mark Starlin
Feb 26, 2024
“Evening Glow” by John Lightle

Captain Starfinder stepped into the cargo hold. Science officer Max Grower was unpacking a crate.

“It’s been a long cryo. You ready to get started.”

“Absolutely, Captain. I have the seeds.”

“What about this container?”

“I’m not planting those.”

“Why not.”

“They’re plums.”


“Have you looked out the window?”