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They prefer the dark (Friday Fictioneers)

April 19, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

 

Bazza heard crickets. And buzzing files. Hefting his bat he glanced at the tape holding the spikes in place around the wood. Red stained but sharp. It’ll do.

Since the landing, since the attack, there were not a lot left. Bazza was one of ten in this region going home to home to see who was alive. This place looked alright. “Yahoo! Anyone home?”

Only silence. The twitch in his knee had him rolling sideways, the early warning all he had before the creature launched at him. Red eyes, skittering legs, a screech.

The bat connected. “Yahoooo! Die alien sucker!”

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word Count: 100

 

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31 Comments
  1. Here’s a thought. Would any species advanced enough to have created inter-stellar travel still be warlike?

    • Hmmmmmm wouldn’t they? Perhaps they need a new world and are invading. I dont think Bazza cares who or why they landed or are attacking

  2. Great action! Maybe next time he’ll use stealth.

  3. Great read. This is such a different take.

  4. They are definitely male aliens… Always looking for war!
    Good take indeed.

  5. Good one, Laurie.

  6. Sounds like fun! Batter Up 🙂

  7. Interesting, entertaining take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  8. Aaagggghh!! Horrible aliens, not like my innocent little Zing and Zang 🙂

  9. Red eyes in the dark. That always creeps me out in a story. Nicely done.

  10. So full of action. Great story.

  11. Nice piece of space opera in the classic style!

  12. Firstly great take on the prompt, secondly big congratulations on the Butterfly Stone

  13. Dear Laurie,

    Insect like aliens sound pretty creepy. Love the ending. Reminded me of Will Smith in Independence Day. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  14. I have a hideous image of giant crickets and flies here.

  15. This was scary… always so with giant bats (or insects)

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