Friday Fictioneers 10/3/12

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Fiction, short stories, Uncategorized, writing
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It’s once more time for the weekly photo prompt exercise known as the Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Madison Woods and all of her generous photo contributors, a lucky group of us get the chance to read, or write our own 100 word stories based on the prompt. Mine is below the picture, the link to find the other stories or directions for adding your’s is below.

Everything was in place, all the trappings of a perfect house wife. After seamlessly blending into the neighborhood, she made friends, why five of  them had attended a luncheon in her lavish kitchen this very day!

Glancing at the hanging globes, she checked her watch, it wouldn’t do to be late with her first delivery.  With a wave of her hand she moved to the yard as the globes trailed behind.  Smiling as the cargo rose to meet the mother ship, she wondered what her boss could possibly want with these dense creatures, then practiced what she would say if questioned about the missing women.

  1. Good one! Love how you used the globes.

  2. rich says:

    harvest time. thanks!

  3. Remind me not to have lunch at your house. Kinda creepy.

  4. JKBradley says:

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Well done.

  5. Sandra says:

    That was kind of ‘body snatchers’ meets ‘Stepford Wives’. Excellent take on the prompt, I certainly wasn’t expecting that.

  6. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Swirling,

    Out of the box and into the sphere, your story is otherworldly. Well done.



  7. Tom Poet says:

    Body snatchers are everywhere….Nice work.

  8. Good alien abduction tale, ST. I’ll be creeped out now everytiime I see those paper lanerns. Ron

  9. Jan Brown says:

    This is an extremely creative interpretation of photo prompt. Absolutely wonderful! (Though not so wonderful for the lunching women.)

  10. kdmccrite2 says:

    This was completely cute. And unique.

  11. Russell says:

    What missing women? They were intact when they left the kitchen. Feeling bubbly, in fact.
    Cute story. I enjoyed it very much.

  12. John Hardy Bell says:

    To call that an interesting twist would be a major understatement! Nicely done!

  13. Very very interesting use of those globes! I do love a good twist, and you give us one here.

  14. Brian Benoit says:

    Nice, kind of a stepford wives meets x-files situation. Creepy in its normalcy

  15. Anne Orchard says:

    Fantastic job! Totally loved this take on the dark story behind the immaculate kitchen!

  16. So creepy, I love it! Would love to learn how the husbands respond. Some will grieve, Some will flee. Some will weep. Some will say…good riddance, with glee. lol.

  17. I loved this one. Especially where she wonders why her boss would want these people. Cute story.

  18. Stacey says:

    I almost laughed out loud when I realized she was not of this world. I liked that she wasn’t taking off for the wild blue yonder, but practicing an alibi. The fact that she was perfectly willing to abduct/murder her friends was great. I also loved the image of her heading to the yard with a series of floating globes following behind her (very “Bewitched”). I was a little thrown by “all the trappings of a perfect house wife” in the first line. It was a little on the colloquial side, and I’m not sure it’s the sort of phrase that (s)he, as an alien, would use. It did also seem like she was on her own, and missing a very important part of that particular equation. 😀 (The husband.)

    Good job! 🙂

    • I hear ya, not enough room in 100 words to delve into a hubby and all the rest. I guess we just had to “assume” there was a mate and that she was trying to fit in with the neighborhood. I know, I know, mom told me never to “assume,” it makes an A** out of you and me. LOL.

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