~ Well, I see why the colony didn't make it here! ~ by Nadya Johnson
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The Boat Ride

Paradise Lost

When colonists arrived from Earth, they found a planet so like home they named it Eden One. Orbiting a pale yellow star, the world was situated in the habitable zone where water could exist in all three states and global temperatures, though slightly cooler than at home, were well within the comfort range. Green, wooded, rife with myriads of life-forms very similar to Earth’s, the planet seemed a Paradise in all respects.

What they didn’t know, was that it had a sister-planet with a long eccentric orbit moving through the system like a stalker in the night. Every seven -thousand years, it swept in close enough to wreak catastrophic havoc with the climate, geologic systems and ecologies of both. But life on Eden had evolved to compensate: so when the Burning came, when the ice-caps melted, when the oceans rose to overtake the land, species suited to the Temperate Era metamorphosized or went into a state of hibernation, and another group of species better suited to the new environment, held sway.

This didn’t help the humans who were not adoptable enough to make the change, so Eden was abandoned ~ rather hastily, according to reports.

Robots Tour the Galaxy (again)
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  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous work, Nadya,,,great job!

  • A belated thank you for the comment, Louise! (If I weren’t behind, who wold I be?? LOL)

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    Whew – hope they spotted those critters in time to make a hasty retreat! Very creative, Nadya!

  • Thanks for your great comment, Monnie!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    05-02-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • I really appreciate the feature, Kira! Thanks!!!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonalmost 2 years ago

    FUN!

  • Thank you, Bruce! I really appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful . . . I love this, Nadya . . . great colors and action and the sea creatures are terrific . . . congrats on the Daily Dazzler!

  • Thanks, guys! The robots seem to be in trouble everywhere they go: probably should have stayed at home. LOL!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 1 year ago

    Did you ever ride the NYC subway?

  • Woo hoo! Thanks so much for the feature, mordechai!
    (Never rode the NYC subway, but here’s a memory of Chicago’s:)

    Midnight on the Subway

    Okay… it’s not EXACT… close enough. LOL!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusover 1 year ago


    Great Work!
    Your Hosts, Stacey & Deborah

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