Photo Challenge# 83, October 20, 2015 – The Boy and the Rabbit

kevin-rossatty

Destruction, death,

Mayhem, chaos,

The news was bleak

The prospects dim.

Across the field resplendent in lavender bloom

The boy watched as the metal objects

Floated inexplicably in the air above the city.

In the panic of their arrival he had grabbed

The rabbit that was for dinner

Placing it in a waste paper basket

The irony didn’t escape the rabbit.

The noise deafening

The sight mesmerising

The future suddenly ceased to be of interest

It was a feeling of how long.

The metal objects hovered over the city

A streak of blue light from the lead ship

A puff of smoke, the boy knew they had hit the town hall.

A voice boomed out:

“Now we have your attention, people of earth pay heed.

The Sun God Inter Galactic Freeway and Toll Gate

Is due to be built through your atmosphere

Tuesday week.

You’ll hardly notice it

For you the sun will still shine

On Wednesdays mostly

And we appreciate your cooperation, as it will provide

A speedy access to the Waylayers galaxy.

I know you haven’t discovered it yet

So you’re in for a surprise when you do.”

The boy gulped

The metal objects rose into the atmosphere

In the blink of the eye gone into the heavens.

The boy looked at the rabbit, the rabbit at the boy

Suddenly the boy didn’t feel like rabbit

And placed the rabbit on the ground.

He wandered home

Stepping around the panic that was the city

People were doing what they did so well

Every man for himself.

At home his mother stared at the wall.

His father at the television.

A man as stunned as them

Read the latest government proclamation

People were to make it business as usual.

But there was no more usual

There was a lot of unusual.

The boy still holding the waste bin

Walked to his room

Locked his door and took out his Xbox.

Alien invasion.

He loved this game…

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/photo-challenge-83-october-20-2015/

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22 Responses to Photo Challenge# 83, October 20, 2015 – The Boy and the Rabbit

  1. The irony didn’t escape the rabbit. lol This was fantastically entertaining Michael and I love the way you have written it XD

  2. Goodness your mind did take you places, gawd love it I say..oh and once more a ‘Happy Belated Birthday’ for last Sunday 😉

  3. Lyn says:

    The boy looked at the rabbit, the rabbit at the boy. Suddenly the boy didn’t feel like rabbit
    And placed the rabbit on the ground.

    With lads like him, there is hope yet for the human race 🙂
    Nicely told Michael.
    P/S in the rabbit household, this rabbit was probably #42 😉

  4. Douglas and Richard Adams in the same apocalyptic tale. Well done!
    And, you recognized the intelligence in the rabbit’s eye!

  5. Oliana says:

    Oh wow!! you got me pulled in…everyone for himself…I was feeling down and then wham…he returns to his xbox…grrrreat story, Michael!! Now this is a story I am sure my grandson would enjoy!

  6. RoSy says:

    No more video games for you young man!
    LOL – Hope you are doing well dear Michael.
    {Hugs}

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