Photo Copyright: Al Forbes
This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–November 20th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.
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Genre: Humor/Fantasy Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
AN UNEXPECTED SIGHTING by P.S. Joshi
Fay and Gloria lie on their backs in the field. It was a lovely day with a cool breeze and outsized puffy clouds floating across the sky.
“I love to make up pictures for the clouds,” said Gloria.
“Oh, so do I,” said Fay.
“There’s an elephant.” Fay pointed to a huge rounded cloud with a trunk-like extension at one end.
“And there’s a large flower.” Gloria pointed to a cloud with petal-like extensions.
“There’s a bear,” said Fay.
“There’s a house,” said Gloria.
“Oh my gosh,” shouted Fay. “There’s a flying saucer.”
“I don’t see a cloud resembling a flying saucer,” said Gloria squinting.
“No, I mean there’s really a flying saucer up there.” Fay pointed directly overhead.
“Oh, no, Flimtock. I think we’ve been spotted by an Earthling,” muttered Octock.
“I told those scientists and engineers on Picton 3 to double check the cloaker before we left. Let me try something not in the manual.”
Flimtock took a metal tool and gave the cloaker a good thump.
Immediately it jerked and began to function again.
“Oh, it’s disappeared and no one will believe us.” Fay was deeply disappointed.
“Good going, Flimtock.” Octock smiled as they spun silently ahead.