I’ll Be Right Back

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The story about Great-grandfather’s shoes again?  I guess it’s appropriate tonight, since it’s been exactly 50 years to the day.

Great-grandfather was a bit eccentric, saying “spacemen” were spying on him.  A guy from the government stopped by, and left laughing.

One evening there was a knock on the door.  When Great-grandfather answered it, a burst of light filled the house.  All that remained of Great-grandfather were his charred shoes.

Before they took Grandfather away, he constantly said the “spacemen” would be back in 50 years.

Hmm, who could be at the door at this hour?  I’ll be right back…

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo provided by © Sarah Potter.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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I missed last week and may not be able to read many as I’d like this week.  Hopefully I’ll be back full time in a week or two.

 

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38 thoughts on “I’ll Be Right Back

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Maybe it is him. if so, after 50 years traveling at the speed of light, he may look exactly as he did the day he left. But then again, perhaps it is the aliens looking for a new victim…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      He continued to tell everyone that his father was taken by the “spacemen” until the day the men in their white coats came to pick him up. I’m sure he is sitting in his padded cell, smiling, feeling vindicated ;)

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  1. Joanne Sisco

    Should I admit that I was reeled in on this one and when I saw it in my mailbox, I thought you were about to tell a true story about your quirky great-grandfather?
    No, perhaps it’s better if I keep that to myself.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          lol, I know what you mean. A little more seriously, a few years ago I wrote a story, had it labeled fiction and everything, and had quite a few people think it was real! It wasn’t my favorite story by a long way, but I thought it odd that so many people thought it was a non-fiction post.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I guess I captured something here since everybody else seemed to be yelling at the main character! And, of course, the “spacemen” captured something, or somebody, here too ;) (He didn’t listen….)

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  2. Dale

    He himself just said it has been 50 years to the day… why, oh why would he even consider opening the door? Just like in all the horror movies.. right… do please, go alone into that dark corridor… ;-)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There is a commercial, “People in horror movies make bad decisions. It’s what they do.” Yep. I think our “hero” here is about to make a very bad decision… ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, I would not want to be in his shoes either. But then again, he might not be in them for long ;) Perhaps this would be a good time to use the remote security camera…

      Thanks.

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