Time to gear up!

This is a story for Friday Fictioneers, which is hosted by Rochelle. Every week you are challenged to write a 100 word story based on a photo.

Thanks to Rochelle for  this week’s photo and also hosting the challenge.

Thanks to all the readers for their time, too.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

We were surrounded by trees. We didn’t know they could burn. However, one day something fell from above and burnt a part of the forest. That day we got scared. That day, we ate cooked things for the first time.

We started making fire. The wheel was in motion. Soon came a day — of nothing.

A few of us… of our race survived. We geared up in search of a brand new place. We found a brand new planet. We settled.

“Time to gear up! Our ancestors found earth. We’ll have to find someplace else before here turns grey.