Big Red Button – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Trish Nankivell.

Click here to hear the author read his words (not for the faint-hearted):

Big Red Button

DO NOT TOUCH.
DO NOT, REPEAT NOT, DOUBLE REPEAT NOT, TOUCH.
EVER.
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Pressing this button will cause the world to end, and not in a good way.

Wow, that’s heavy stuff, man! Has anyone pushed it yet?
It says not to.
It’s a pretty cool-looking button.
Best not, eh?
Oh c’mon, what’s the worst that can happen?
Oh jings. Now we’re all in deep sh…

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43 Responses to Big Red Button – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Michael Humphris says:

    I guess that they have ended up in the crap version of Davy Jone’s locker, smelly indeed

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  2. draliman says:

    I’d push it. How could I not? 😉

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  3. James McEwan says:

    If only we could wipe away our problems with the touch of a button. I wouldn’t mind coming back after the world ends just to see what the reformed world will look like. In truth, I think we are in for a reset, perhaps not as dramatic as pressing a button – just a new way of looking at our lives.

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  4. There’s always someone who can’t help themselves. But, big red buttons do beg to be pushed. Entertainig tale!

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  5. I’m reminded of those damn “Wet Paint” signs. They’re just an invitation to touch it.
    Maybe I’ll make some “Dry Paint” signs and see what response they get.

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  6. Any large sign proclaiming DO NOT TOUCH is like a red rag to a bull! Good stuff as per

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  7. Dora says:

    The “UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES” did it. The foolhardy always fall for it. Or in it.

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  8. msjadeli says:

    If word limit was 102 words, I’m guessing the next two would be KA-BLOOEY.

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  9. elmowrites says:

    I love the sign; still not sure the button would be safe though. What’s the point in having a button if you can’t push it?

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  10. I dressed a clown one and everybody kept prodding my red nose. Round red things are irresistible.

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  11. oldentimes says:

    I took it as a challenge. Bad choice!

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  12. granonine says:

    Big Red Buttons are there to be pushed! Who could resist? And especially with a sign forbidding one to do what everyone wants to do. And now I have this picture in my mind of the whole world getting flushed down a monstrous toilet 🙂

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  13. liz young says:

    Leaving such buttons in plain view is asking for trouble.

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  14. Yes, the world needs more of these red buttons to be pushed.

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  15. Danny James says:

    Better than a Diet Coke I say.

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  16. Tannille says:

    Now, come on, a big red button is asking to be pushed!

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  17. Anita says:

    They should hid such buttons & keep all safe 🙂
    Take care!

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  18. Dear CE,

    Oh a sign like that is such a dare. How could anyone resist? LOL. You made me laugh. Tanks.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  19. Iain Kelly says:

    He’s out the White House now, right? He can’t get to the big red button anymore!

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  20. neilmacdon says:

    You’re trying to push Rochelle’s buttons. Glad you didn’t

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