Submitted for Alastair’s Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below which Alastair has taken.
The Campbell’s knew that the boy next door was good with computers and often in trouble with technology in their small town but they hadn’t believed his threat. Edward Campbell had gone next door to speak with Mr. Fox about Will’s hacking into their home computer network and uploading pornographic photographs to his daughter’s Facebook. Mr. Fox was not at home and Will laughed at Edward and made his threat.
“Be sure you tell my father about my behavior when you see him next,” chuckled Will. The boy really had a strange expression on his face and the look in his bloodshot eyes was cold.
“Why does your tone make that sound like a threat,” questioned Edward?
“If you don’t stop bothering me, I’ll upload you,” shouted Will.
Feeling uneasy, Edward placed a call to the police. When the police arrived, no one was home.
That evening, Edward Campbell answered his telephone and heard the following in a computer-generated voice.
“I told you to stop bothering me. Enjoy it up there.”
Edward heard a noise like a fax machine and then was momentarily blinded by a flash of light. Edward Campbell, his family and his neighbors were in the Cloud.