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.

24-09-september-8th-2013

The Upload

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.

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16 responses

  1. Joe Owens says:

    Perhaps the cloud seems more real to them now than ever more. I hope there is plenty of space for all of them.

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  2. Alastair says:

    Oh I like that. Very Dr Who like. I did wonder why there was so much stuff on the iCloud 😉

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  3. misskzebra says:

    Very creative! Tell me, which devices can download lives?

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  4. How wonderfully awful!
    Love it!

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  5. nightlake says:

    very imaginative

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  6. […] 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.  For this week’s challenge, I am continuing a story I posted for Alastair’s challenge in early September.  To know the full story, I encourage you to read The Upload […]

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  7. julespaige says:

    Well…I had to come here first. Any chance you putting them on one page for an easier follow? I’ve sort of done that with the Dixie Queen saga (with links).

    Off to the next – thanks for the link to this piece. I really enjoyed it.

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    • I would but they were submitted for two separate challenges. Maybe someday when I think the story is finished I’ll repost them together. I didn’t know when I posted the first that I would be continuing. I know what you mean though. Thanks for reading.

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      • julespaige says:

        Both for the same site though, Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Could end or could continue. I have a few like that too. I’ve different pages for a few different stories.

        Could go at it from the view of those in the cloud too…

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