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.
Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/16/august-16-flash-fiction-challenge/
This was great!
Thank you Rosemary.
Very good Michael!
What a brilliant tale with several odd twists. I like the fish counteracting the people who jumped into the sea, and I laughed at the final outcome!
Thanks Charli I did enjoy writing this piece. Glad you had a laugh.
Thank you, its always a surprise as to where one’s muse takes one.
Oh, my goodness. Michael. I like the fourth night. The first thought jumps out was one year we were at Vancouver B.C. There was a Bear Jump on New Year day, people running naked on the street toward the beach and jumped into the icy water…I don’t know who watched for their clothes… 🙂
It would have to be a worry Miriam, going back and finding them gone?? Thanks for stopping by.
It would be interesting!!
Especially if you saw someone wearing your stuff
Oh, I can’t imagine. I faintly remember that after I donated some clothes, I thought I was someone wearing things looked familiar. 😀
Michael, this is so funny. Well done.
Ha ha ha, what a quirky tale!
Thanks so much.
Cute and imaginative…enjoyed it.
Thanks so much, glad you did.
So much fun!
Thanks for writing this one.
It was my pleasure 😇