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Did you see it? (Friday Fictioneer)

June 9, 2022
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The rumble as we grew close was deafening. The fine spray pins-and-needle sharp against my exposed skin. “We really gonna see it?”

He scratched at his grey beard. “Yep. Just wait.”

I scoff again. “Aliens. Under the waterfall? You’re loony.”


We waited. In the cold as the sun set and the wind picked up. “This is bull. I’m going home. It’s freezing.” I pull my coat tighter and stomp away. The rumble at my back falls silent. “What the—?” I spin back. My jaw drops.

The waterfall is gone. A silver shape zooms into the sky. “Uh.”


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  1. Imaginative take on the prompt, and some good descriptive writing. I particularly like, ‘The fine spray pins-and-needle sharp against my exposed skin.’

  2. How wonderful that it’s enough for them to have seen the aliens. No need to report it, capture them, pull their wings off, or anything

  3. A novel take as always Laurie. I wonder what else waterfalls could be hiding?!

  4. Nothing like aliens to mess up a waterfall. Nice approach to the prompt.

  5. Nothing’s safe when those wretched aliens are around! Delightfully different, Laurie.

    Here’s mine!

  6. One must believe to have the experience or the experience will have the one. Well done, Laurie.

  7. That was a trip well worth her time. What a great story.

  8. Unnerving. What are these aliens doing. Stealing water from Earth? I would liked to have been there before it because a tourist attraction.

  9. She almost missed it. I hope she doesn’t regret it. What are the aliens up to? Hmmm…intriguing tale! 🙂

  10. That’ll teach her not to scoff. Great descriptive details in this, and the dialogue carries the story along brilliantly. What a creative idea.

  11. Your story gave me the goosebumps.

  12. Dear Laurie,

    I guess those aliens were nothing to scoff at. Good one.



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