Photo Copyright: Douglas M. Macilroy
We’re here for another week, gathered today in a virtual observatory high in some virtual snow-covered mountains. We’re here as the Friday Fictioneers to discuss our original stories for this week. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for this group is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks, again, Doug.
To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link.
The link for the other stories is as follows:
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
I’VE BEEN GONE by P.S. Joshi
Mom took me to a really scary movie. Aliens landed near an observatory.
“Oh, Marie,” she said. “I shouldn’t have taken you to that one. I had no idea it would bother you.”
But she didn’t really understand why I was frightened. Aliens had already contacted me. I didn’t tell her as they’d warned me not to.
We lived in the mountains, and they wanted to land somewhere no one would find them.
“We’ll take you for a ride,” they said.
It sounded exciting.
“I’ll have to be back for dinner,” I answered.
I’m back–forty years later.