Behavioral Study #431


PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Marler Morrill

It felt like a nightmare but I knew it was real.  The cruise ship was leaving the island precisely at 4 and I couldn’t find the wharf.  Lost in a universe of stupid inside-out Mediterranean houses forever showing me only blank walls, alleyways turning and twisting with no end in sight, I ran in panic down one dead end after another, the feeling that I had done this all before in the front my mind.

The specimen seems confused by this new maze.  Perhaps the scenario is wrong.  Let’s try the lure of sex next instead of the fear of abandonment.

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Word count = 100

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31 thoughts on “Behavioral Study #431

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is very possible they are rats, or perhaps mice. Did you ever read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? They might be like the mice in that book.


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  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    This is reminiscent of a Twilight Zone I remember where a couple are alone in a small town. In the end it turns out they were taken from their home planet and have become toys to a giant child. Well done.



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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          You’re right, there is no such thing as “to much” Twilight Zone. Actually, I only saw TZ on reruns, though I do remember seeing the first showing of Rod Sterling’s next series, The Night Gallery.


          1. rochellewisoff

            I never really watched Night Gallery. In retrospect, Mr. Serling was ahead of his time. The irony with TZ is that he had to fight the network every year to air the show. If only they’d known what a classic it would become. I’m glad it’s still in syndication. ;)

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