December 15: Flash Fiction Challenge – Proving He Was Right.


December 15, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) explore the importance of a name within a story. It can be naming an experience, introducing an extraordinary name, or clarifying a name (who can forget Who’s on First). Go where the prompt leads.


His story of aliens landing in his back yard and taking him on a voyage through the universe didn’t earn him any friends. Rather he was seen as a wacko and thereby avoided. He was determined to clear his name and prove the truth of his tale. He wrote journal articles complete with photographs he had taken. But no one would publish them. He became a laughing stock. Downcast but not beaten, he invited people to his house.

His wasn’t a house that stood out. That was the whole point for there they saw what proved he was right.


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8 Responses to December 15: Flash Fiction Challenge – Proving He Was Right.

  1. Lyn says:

    It was a TARDIS right? Or something similar. Walk through that front door and WHAMO other reality faces you 😀

  2. floridaborne says:

    People see what we want to perceive. Studies are proving that our dearly held truths (such as photographic memory) were just old-husbands tales. Unfortunately, where there’s a paradigm shift, people are scoffed at and vilified first. Once it’s accepted it’s like, “hey, dude, it’s always been this way.” 🙂

    Richard C. Hoagland said, decades ago, that water existed on the moon and on Mars. He was laughed at. I’m not hearing any scientific entities giving him credit for saying it or apologizing for calling him a “nut case.” Possibly because he believes in sentient life on other planets and they’re not ready yet for that kind of truth.

  3. Figured you were the wacko! So what secret does your house hold?

  4. Mara Eastern says:

    You got me intrigued. Which is I imagine the point of your story 🙂

  5. Charli Mills says:

    An imaginative take on the prompt and one that certainly gets me hooked into the story! Your flash reads like a cliffhanger, ready to know more.

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