Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jamison’s Letters

This week’s prompt is “She lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest…”

Ruth opened the door and gasped, “It’s like stepping back in time.”

“You’ll have no access to any electronic devices or equipment.”

She lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest, “These are Jamison’s letters, written on assignment . . .?”

“Yes, and they’re in cursive so we’ve provided a chart to help you decipher them.”

“He was in a remote location. We’re sending you to a city with better equipment,” Commander Jones reassured her.  “We will monitor you, but without contact. At the end of this training session we will need a decision.”

Even then, Ruth knew she would accept the mission.

 Note: this is a prequel to “Beam me up, Scottie.”

Word Count  100
Written for  Saturday Centus

 

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Inspired by “Microfiction Monday
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.”

 

Well, Bud, you were looking for a sign. Thar she is! Ain’t it about time ya had a bath?

Bud raised a weathered bent finger and walked away.

~139 Characters~

Into the Fog

Inspired by “Microfiction Monday
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.”

 

“So,” Larry took a long drag on his Camel, “It’s you.”
The gun went off.
“It didn’t have to be this way,” Joe said vanishing into the fog.

~140 Characters~

“Beam me up, Scottie…”

This week’s prompt is “Beam me up, Scottie…”

   

Dr. Lawrence walked into the commons room at the State Hospital. “How long has she been like this?”
“Since she was brought in yesterday.”
“What’s she whispering?”
The nurse paused before responding, “Beam me up, Scottie…”
Scottie? What’s that even mean? I must remember! Think, Ruth, think!”

**************

“Captain, with all do respect, it’s time to transport her.”
“No, Ruth said to wait for her transmission; we’ll wait.”
“But after all this time . . . remember Jamison?”
“If she’s got amnesia and going crazy-?
“In retrospect, maybe that wasn’t the best code to choose.”
“Ya think!”

 

Word Count  100
Written for  Saturday Centus

Fierce Battle

 

Inspired by “Microfiction Monday
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.”

Rotund Samurai
Fierce battle in the sky
Fate chooses one to live one to die
Umbrella shield held up high
Warrior sons cry,
Die, fat boy, die!

NOTE:  I almost went with “Umbrella shield, iris field” but thought I’d stick with the rhyme of the rest of the lines.

~140 Characters~

The Lottery Ticket

This week’s prompt is “The lottery ticket…”

The lottery ticket fell from his pocket.
“You promised you’d quit!” she accused.
A smile crossed his lips as he watched her leave.
At last, he’d won.

Word Count:  25
Written for  Saturday Centus

Mothman

Inspired by “Microfiction Monday
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.”

  Mothman was no match for young Bobby whose powers were already fully developed. One day he would reveal the fossilized creature as art.

~137 Characters~

NOTE:  This sculpture of the “Mothman” was created by artist Robert Roach.  The statue is located in Point Pleasant, WV, the site of the “Mothman Prophecies”, a book by John Keel written in 1975 about the mysterious creature that appeared in Point Pleasant in 1966.  The book was made into a movie with Richard Gere in 2001.