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Cause and effect (Friday Fictioneers)

November 16, 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The sound had shaken the walls. Impact shattering… everything. Glass, cement sheets, steel frames and tiles. It all came apart with a rumble and a roar.

Then fire.

When the debris settled silence fell like a curtain.

A scream sounded from beneath the rumble.

Crying too.

The machine that caused the damage stuck out from the top of the pile. A ship of some sort. Not a plane that was for sure. Government goons in their dark suits and cropped hair appeared almost immediately. They admitted to a satellite.

I know that wasn’t true. I saw the arm. Green blood.


This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word Count: 100


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  1. The truth is out there. Nicely done, Laurie

  2. Move along, nothing to see here, just your typical satellite falling out the sky… 🙂

  3. I think the narrator might be in for some difficult times.

  4. Ooh! Chilling final line!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Dear Laurie,

    No doubt she’s bound to be locked up if she shares what she saw. But when the truth comes out it will be a “Holy Shit” moment to behold. Nicely done.



  6. Oh, that’s what screamed. One government conspiracy coming right up.

  7. Yes, the Men in Black have a lie prepared. The can explain away anything you saw too.

  8. Martian? Or secret weapon?

  9. Ah, a little sci-fi to brighten the landscape 🙂 Nicely done.

  10. It was an optical illusion, caused by the firefighters’ arc lights. Remember the gold/white – or blue/black dress?
    Or was it just careless parking by an alien spaceship?
    Entertaining take on the prompt, Ms Scully, sorry, Laurie!

  11. There was probably a lizard’s tongue licking his nose as well..

  12. Dale permalink

    Yes, yes, I agree, move along… nothing to see here!

  13. Sarah Ann permalink

    Green blood. That’s a sure give away of something far more interesting going on, that they don’t want us to know about. 🙂

  14. Ooh. aliens. I’m fairly sure the men in dark suits will get to the witness soon. Maybe they’ll put the person in a witness protection program. I don’t even want to know how that’s handled. Good writing, Laurie. 🙂 — Suzanne

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