photo courtesy of Douglas. M.Macilroy
Well, what is going on in this week’s photo prompt ?
For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers we are challenged to create a 100 word story. This is what I imagined.
BRAVE NEW WORLDS
Bbzzzt ……nnnnngg : Hello hello…. are you receiving me ? Antennae tuned ?
Affirmative: From this heliosphere distance. Note the alien form of plasma screen nearby. No sign of Oort cloud icy bodies here. Good.
Findings : Benevolent signs of globe surface compatibility and sweet food sources. Shall we send an advanced party to test viability for the Striped Ones ? Nest site positive?
Yes: Becoming urgent – she’s impatient now.
Bbbbzzztt : Take formation // hover // ready to dive // down we go brothers. This globe site is our new colony.
Vasp Mother needs a new nursery.
December 17, 2018 at 11:30 am
Vasp Mother sounds like a global threat. I’m hopping the first ship out of here. 😉 Good one. Love the imaginative use of dialogue and transmission sounds.
December 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm
Thanks Rochelle, so pleased you liked the Wasp story. Bit zany but hey ho !
December 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Ouch… wasp mother sounds horrific… and I think wasps are carnivores. I imagine wasps the size of rats (at least)
December 17, 2018 at 10:22 am
Great comment Bjorn, thanks. Wasps the size of rats — arrgghh!!
December 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm
I have heard of cravings before… LOL Cute story.
December 17, 2018 at 10:23 am
Thanks, glad you liked the story.
December 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm
Sounds like another doomed world. The Vasp Mother sounds horrific, well told
December 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm
Thanks Michael – think you’re right- not a lot of positivity. Appreciate your comment.
December 16, 2018 at 11:56 am
Sweet food sources would be top of my list! Great story.
December 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm
Thanks Jilly- appreciate your feedback.
December 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm
Love the imagination in this. Great fun.
December 16, 2018 at 11:50 am
Thank you for your comment, so pleased you enjoyed the tale.
December 15, 2018 at 6:09 am
Hey, who are they calling a “sweet food source”? Time to form a global resistance!
December 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm
Great comment – who are they calling a sweet food source ?’ ! Appreciate your feedback Ali.
December 15, 2018 at 12:42 am
Vasp mother, I immediately thought of Wasps; its how they operate, they should be trampled! Good stuff
December 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm
Pleased you liked the story – thanks for your comment.
December 15, 2018 at 12:26 am
Somehow Vasp Mother sounds a wee bit intimidating. Creepy ~ in a good way ~ story.
December 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm
Thank you Alicia, pleased you liked the story. The globe-thing in the photo reminded me of a wasp nest !
December 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
uh oh…. Good write.
December 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Appreciate your comment Violet, thanks.
December 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm
I saw aliens invading Earth, and perhaps wasps or bees finding a new home too!
December 15, 2018 at 3:42 pm
Thanks for you comment Iain. As long as aliens brought jam and flowers with them !
December 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm
Great interactions. A great read.
December 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm
Thanks Lisa, so glad you enjoyed the story.
December 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm
And this is how you take over a planet!
December 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm
Oh yes it is !! Insects rule O.K don’t they? Imagine if insects were the same size as us….argghhh. Thanks Dale
December 15, 2018 at 4:34 pm
They really do, when you think about it.
Ugh. No thanks 😉