The box

(100-word flash fiction)

She hovered over the harbour. Like a benign wind fairy. Charlie, her creator, had painted the sky and clouds on her.

A large metal contraption that had been gliding over the water had stopped next to the unmoving land.

She zoomed in closer. The contraption spat out a pathway and then boxes after boxes started swaying at the tip of a large metal arm.

Then, right before her sensor, a box broke loose from the arm and fell.

It landed on the land and split open. Her camera went berserk as she recorded bodies, piled on top of each other.


Continuing my fascination of looking at the world through the eyes of non-humans. This time it’s a drone (in case you were wondering 🙂 ) But couldn’t get much emotion in because I used up all the words in descriptions 😦

Nevertheless, I enjoy being part of the weekly meetup of fellow Friday Flash Fictioneers (ha! too many Fs 😀 ). All of us being shepherded by the fabulous Rochelle, who, unfortunately, is not addicted to fuchsia 😦

Note to Blogger bloggers – if I don’t comment on your posts, it’s because it’s too time-consuming to go through all the verification steps. But I do enjoy your posts 🙂

This week’s photo prompt –

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

20 comments on “The box

  1. Dear Joyful,

    Interesting perspective. I once wrote a longer short story as “told” by a movie theater in Kansas City. It’s one of my favorites ever.
    Nicely done.



    PS: Fuchsia is in the purple family. 😉

  2. Oh man… the things you can capture with a drone! I have a friend who is obsessed and has 5-6 of them… I’m so hoping he never catches such a horrid sight

  3. This is a very interesting project of yours. Great description, the end is gut-wrenching enough, no drone emotions needed.

  4. I really like that the drone is female, and that Charlie programed her to recognize natural and artificial details… and even some fantasy. The story left me wondering about Charlie, his mind must be fascinating.

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