(100-word flash fiction)
“Matt, come here!” His father’s shout shatters his glorious dream, in which a spaceship had landed beside his house, extended a long, metal arm into his pesky sister’s window, extracted her and shimmered out of view.
His mother’s staring at something on the table. Above the shaving foam over half his face, his father’s frown is ominous.
The object on the table whirrs, beeps and glows incandescent blue.
His brother, Mark, bursts into the room. “I can’t find Minnie anywhere. She’s gone missing.”
“Wowser!” His grin is wicked. “It wasn’t a dream. They took Minnie and left a mouse instead.”
Come Friday, (or almost) it’s time to write a piece of flash fiction for the eclectic group Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle.
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Very good – it made me 🙂
Your comment made me 🙂 Thanks
LOL! Minnie Mouse – love it.
Thanks Joy 🙂
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. 🙂
I’ll go with laughter Celestine 🙂 Did you get my email?
Wowser has two meanings, which one are you referring to? 🙂
The old Minnie Mouse switcheroo. I like it. 🙂
Thanks Deborah 🙂
HA! Fun stuff.
Oops, did Matt’s evil plan work?
It was his dream that was evil 🙂
I’ve lived with sisters… I totally get this.
Must ask my brothers for corroboration 🙂
I wonder how you contact them for this pesky sister removal service? I’m sure it keeps the aliens quite busy. Fun piece. I loved the father’s half-shaven face and ominous expression.
Thanks. The pesky sister removal service contact number is a top secret. I don’t want my brothers’ getting hold of them. 🙂
ha ha. If only we can dream up solutions for troublesome siblings…Fun story…nicely written.
Thanks. Be careful what you dream, it might come true 🙂
I always felt there are those that deserves to be abducted.
Hah, I bet he regrets the Minnie Mouse switch once he learns about her adventures on that spaceship. What a fun story.
Yes, such victories are usually short-lived. Thanks 🙂
That’s funny! Nicely done! Coincidentally, my story (a few days ago) was about a mouse which was transformed into a computer mouse which wreaked havoc and carnage.
And oddly, when my husband saw me writing my story, he said he would have done one about a small space-ship that landed on a table and abducted a mouse! So, you and he were on a similar wave-length, it seem!
Yes, great minds think alike 🙂
Oh no, but where is Minnie?! Oh, I’m so worried about her now. We must save Minnie! Very fun story, Jolly. Loved it.
Yes, all sisters must unite to save ourselves from scheming brothers 🙂 Thanks Amy.
Funny. Those aliens are like pack rats who take something, but leave something else behind. Poor Minnie. Maybe she’ll be so pesky they’ll bring her back. Well done, JJ. 🙂 — Suzanne
Thanks Suzanne. Yes, if Minnie’s peskiness extends to outer space, then Matt’s newfound happiness will be short-lived 🙂