Micro Bookends gives you the first and last word of your story, and a picture prompt to incorporate. All to be done in just 100 words (give or take 10).
For week 1.39, it was the words six and degrees and this picture:
Six hundred million vacuum tubes powered the spaceship. No-one could have believed that such ancient technology would be the key to attaining hyperspace, yet there sat the Starlight, waiting for the launch sequence.
Mission control was equally archaic, communication jacks being inserted manually so that connections could be made. Every facet of the project had to be scaled back to a level of technology so removed from the singularity so that it would be unrecognisable as a threat.
“All systems go. Starlight, you are clear to launch!” thundered from the Tannoy, only to be drowned out moments later by the booster rockets heating to a modest thousand degrees.