August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. You can consider how it features into a story, influences a character, or creates a mood. Go where the prompt leads.
They said if we dared look at it there could be all sorts of negative consequences. It was a light in the sky, a long way off, what harm could it do?
The first night there was a report of people throwing themselves into the sea. The second night fish throwing themselves from the sea. The third night people danced naked in the streets. The fourth night everyone slept soundly.
The comet disappeared the fifth day. In some places, there were no people, in others streets were lined with rotting fish. But everywhere people looked for their discarded clothes.