Friday Fictioneers – The Visitation

Photo Prompt © Dale Rogerson

Yeah, I wasn’t surprised when they came. The truth is out there, you know. No, no. Don’t stand directly underneath – they can beam you up that way.

What do you mean they’re lamps? Don’t you get it? That’s what they want us to think. Well, if you’re so smart tell me what the message means.

The message for crissakes, the one they’re projecting on the window. Look, one bar, then two, then three. Arithmetic, right? But look at the first one. That, my friend, is their encyclopaedia, their gift, if you know how to read it.



Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

71 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Visitation

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought someone might get beamed up when they saw those lights. You built a whole universe out of it, and then managed to pack it in to 100 words!

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  2. “Truth is out there”
    “Arithmetic, right?”
    Calculated moves by those beings of other place. He really needs to be careful, otherwise he is beamed.
    Very interesting story Neil. 😊

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  3. Definitely imaginative. I love the way you studied the photo and discerned more than I did. I just gave it a cursory look. I love the bit about the bars and mathematics because when you do study the photo it’s there. Well done! As always.

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  4. I have a feeling that his conversation partner can’t wait to get away from this lunatic (or drunk). It just occurred to me that I assumed it’s a ‘he’…must be the way he’s talking.

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  5. So an involved response to the prompt, taking in so many of the details, and seamless interwoven your story. Of course, I imagine your narrator and only a select few are able to read the encyclopaedia.

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