The generation-ship had traveled through space for 772 years before they found him. Peter had rested in cryo-sleep for the entire duration before they revived him.
Human society aboard ship had changed.
Bel’Nuerte led Peter on a tour. “In these shelves,” he said, “We store the toilet paper.” He opened a shelf.
Peter gasped. He held up copies of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Animal Farm.” He roared, “These are books for reading!”
“We didn’t realize…,” stammered Bel’Nuerte.
“Never wipe your butt with these. Learn from them!”
Bel’Nuerte held up book by Rush Limbaugh. He said, “Even this one?”
Peter’s face fell. “Okay. You can wipe your butt with that one.”
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields supplies a Fictioneer-donated photo as a writing prompt for flash fiction. Look here to find how to add your own story, and see the stories others wrote based upon the photo prompt above: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/28-august-2015/