The Spaceship – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by Susan Spaulding, who has taken over this great weekly prompt from my old friend Al Forbes.
This week’s photo, which leaves me utterly confused, is again provided by the lady herself. And, still pressed for time, I have recycled a story from a different challenge and a different me from 5 or 6 years ago.
The general idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.

© Susan Spaulding


Click here to hear the author read the tale:

The Spaceship

What is that?
That is my spaceship.
And you travelled how far in it?
About 5 light years.
What is that in real distance?
Maybe 30 trillion miles.
How long did that take you?
SNAP!
Just a second? Wow!
For me yes, but you guys were still crawling about in slime when I left. Space-time continuum, y’know.
It’s kind of a funny shape.
It is the height of cosmic chic back home.
And what do you use for fuel?
Extracted essence of each planet’s most intelligent life form.
But where on earth ….. Oh, that is not a nice smile!

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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13 Responses to The Spaceship – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Danny James says:

    Nothing good is going to happen next!

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  2. Michael Humphris says:

    Do warn the time traveller that humanity will be toxic to his drive system… Excepting for British politicians, who can send his time drive system spinning to new world called Confusion

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  3. Gouy Corine says:

    J’aime bien l’idée que pour une fois , l’humain soit la proie !

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  4. Jules says:

    Reminds me of the twisted tales of a few early sci-fi series in the late 1950’s early 1960’s.
    Not all from space are friendly 😉

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  5. Tessa says:

    I love it and now I listen to all of them instead of just reading them. Great job!

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  6. Fortunately, I’m as thick as two short planks so I should be safe! As for you…

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