A Short Story from ChatGPT

Francisco Martínez
4 min readMar 26, 2024

(Ptompt:A Family Living on a Asteroid)

Title: The Asteroid Home

In the vast expanse of space, amidst the glittering stars and swirling galaxies, there existed a humble asteroid known as Varia-7. On this peculiar rock, smaller than most celestial bodies, there resided a family of three: the Mendozas.

The Mendozas had made Varia-7 their home for generations. Their dwelling was a cozy, dome-shaped structure nestled into the asteroid’s rocky surface, protected from the harsh elements of space by a shimmering force field. Inside, the family lived a simple yet fulfilling life, surrounded by the endless beauty of the cosmos.

The patriarch of the Mendoza family was Miguel, a skilled engineer who had designed and built their asteroid home with his own hands. His wife, Maria, was a botanist who tended to their small garden, carefully nurturing the plants that provided them with oxygen and sustenance. And their daughter, Elena, was a bright young girl with a thirst for knowledge, spending her days studying the stars and dreaming of exploring the universe beyond their tiny world.

Life on Varia-7 was not without its challenges. Resources were scarce, and the family had to rely on ingenious methods to survive. Miguel had fashioned a network of solar panels to harness energy from the sun, powering their home and providing warmth in the cold depths of space. Maria had perfected the art of hydroponics, growing vegetables and fruits in nutrient-rich water instead of soil. And Elena had become adept at repairing the delicate machinery that kept their asteroid home running smoothly.

Despite the hardships, the Mendozas cherished their life on Varia-7. They spent their evenings gathered around the dinner table, sharing stories and laughter as they watched the stars twinkle through the transparent dome above. And on clear nights, they would venture outside, marveling at the breathtaking beauty of the cosmos spread out before them.

But as Elena grew older, her curiosity about the universe only deepened. She longed to explore beyond the confines of Varia-7, to see distant planets and discover new worlds. And so, with her parents’ blessing, she set out on a journey of her own, leaving behind the asteroid that had been her home for so long.

Years passed, and Elena traveled far and wide, exploring the wonders of the cosmos and charting her own course…

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Francisco Martínez

Telecom engineer. International Relations, Translations.