Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mid-Week Flash Challenge - Week 39

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Everyone likes a little flash fiction, right? Thanks to a prompt from Miranda Kate's 39th Mid-Week Flash challengeyou're going to get some! This is from Miranda's post:
This week's photo prompt was taken by Piroshki-Photography, a Serbian photographer. You can find more of their photos on their page at Deviant Art. They call this one 'Curved Reality'. It was taken in Santa Margherita Ligure, in Genoa, Italy.
If you want to join in, here's what she's looking for:
General Guidelines:

Story length: Anything up to 750 Words (no minimum).
How enter: Either provide a link in the comments, or post the entire story in the comments.
Deadline: I will post a new one every Wednesday, but if you're inspired by a previous weeks, go ahead and write for it.
Genre/Theme: All/Any - completely open. It doesn't even have to refer to the picture.

I've written short sci-fi piece this time. It's called Accounting Problem. The story is posted on my Patreon site (free access). I wanted to put a mention here for anyone following my blog especially since so few know about my Patreon site. You can access my story by clicking the title below (and I've put a little preview below).


Of course, there had been anomalies: satellites in disturbed orbits, aircraft that went off course, inexplicable tidal surges, and more than a few people claimed to have had peculiar visions when gazing into the sky. The leaders of the major governments all dismissed these as hoaxes, the working of deranged minds, or even as acts of God, but they all knew. Now, however, the effects were obvious to everyone. The cat, so to speak, was out of the bag. Schrödinger's cat, apparently.

To continue reading, go to my Patreon site (free access for all on this story).

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  1. Really good piece, I liked it, especially the end line about humanity not being worth more! LOL Thanks for joining in.

    1. Thanks! That last line was Wendell resigning himself to the situation. Wendell gets into a lot of trouble in my flash fiction posts...


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