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Back to Work (Friday Fictioneers)

December 3, 2020

You wouldn’t know it from looking at it.

The signal was meant for my eyes only. To anyone else it looked like a harmless piece of string, forgotten or broken off a bag in a rush to move from A to B. For me? It was a signal. Head to the rendezvous point. At last. We were going home. It meant the chief engineer had the ship repaired enough for flight. It meant the captain had the information on the coordinates we sought. It meant the chief science officer had figured out the time jump.

Holiday over. Back to work.

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  1. Wow! Such an unique take on the prompt!

  2. There is something code-like about the image, isn’t there.

  3. Very imaginative take on the prompt. Pity the holiday is over.

  4. I love the idea of secret signals, even technology can’t beat them. Pity about the extended holiday being lost.

  5. bearmkwa permalink

    Great story. I can just envision Star Trek with this one. Maybe caught in a “past” earth…

    • Hahaha that’s exactly the vision I had. And the little red shirts finally get a holiday without risking their lives! Haha

  6. Sounds like they might have been enjoying their holiday too. I know that back to work feeling well!

    • Haha yeah. I imagine this is a red shirt and able to enjoy a holiday without fear of being shot!

  7. Dear Laurie,

    Great idea for a signal. That is, of course, unless someone unknowingly kicked the signal aside or picked it up, etc etc. Imaginative piece.



    • I wonder, good point! Perhaps someone lurks nearby to ensure the message is received ? Thanks for reading, Rochelle

  8. A fun story. The takes on the prompt this week have been so much fun, and this one definitely makes me go hm! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I was thinking, like Rochelle, that hopefully the signal was dropped at the right time so no one could disturb it! Wonderful take.

  10. Ew, intriguing. I love time jump!! The beginning of a much larger tale.

  11. Clear writing. Enjoyable reading.

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