Submitted for Sunday 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.

Credit: Al Forbes

Credit: Al Forbes

“Online I read we can can get cash for metal. This hunk of junk could cover my tuition,” said Mike.

“We can’t sell it,” answered James.

“Why not?”

“We just can’t.”

In his room on, Mike filled out a form and scheduled a pick up.

In the kitchen, James thought about the hunk of metal in his backyard. He remembered that night like it was yesterday when there was a bright light in the sky and his beloved Marilee taken forever. That hunk of junk was left in her place and somehow he knew he had to keep it.

The next morning, James woke to the sound of crunching metal. He raced to the backyard to see a crane lifting his alien metal machine.

“Dad don’t worry. I arranged the pick up.”

“You had no right. That hunk of junk is the only thing I have left of your mother.”

“Mike was speechless but he had no time to react. Hovering overhead blocking the sun was a spaceship and its beam captured the junk, James and Mike. The crane operator stared into the sky and watched his job for the day go up with a UFO.

5 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    Now I did not see that UFO coming:) Fun ending to this story…or maybe it is just the beginning


  2. Steve Lakey says:

    I never saw that one coming!


  3. Al says:

    Fantastic! At least they will all be together again 🙂


  4. Yep, that UFO was a surprise! That will teach his son not to listen!