“Fiction In A Flash Challenge” Week #14 NEW Image Prompt. @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity.

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good week. My muse jumped on this week’s picture fiction prompt from Soooz, and I have a bit of flash fiction for you, entitled Alienated. I was determined to write this one in 100 words. Not one more. Not one less. I’d love to know what you think of the result 🙂

The image prompt comes from Soooz’s blog: https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/fiction-in-a-flash-challenge-week14-new-image-prompt-join-in-the-fun-pursoot-iartg-asmsg-writingcommunity/




John wanted success. Acceptance.

But he’d woken with a headache and mental block.

Now everyone sat laughing at him, and not because of his wit. He was the joke.

Trying to bury the sudden stage fright that had him standing there mute as a mushroom, he picked on the weird skinny guy at the back.

Big mistake.

John’s headache intensified. Smoke and fiery light swirled beneath crushing downward pressure.

A UFO dropped from the sky. In a voice not his own, John cried, ‘Humans, bow to your masters!’

Suddenly, he realised last night had been no dream. He’d been alienated.



Copyright ©Harmony Kent 2020

I hope you enjoyed this bit of fun, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to take part, here’s the link again: https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/fiction-in-a-flash-challenge-week14-new-image-prompt-join-in-the-fun-pursoot-iartg-asmsg-writingcommunity/

Here are the rules:

Please put it (or a link to it) in a comment on Soooz’s blog or email it to her at her email address. by DEADLINE: 4pm EDT on Thursday, August 27th. Subject: Fiction in a Flash Challenge. If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to Soooz’s blog page would be much appreciated.

She will be sharing all entries received, and, her own contribution on her blog. Because the response to the prompts has been just wonderful, Soooz will share all entries received as she receives them. Rather than posting all of them only over a few days.  Soooz thanks everyone for the amazing support.


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28 Comments on ““Fiction In A Flash Challenge” Week #14 NEW Image Prompt. @pursoot #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity.

  1. “Mute as a mushroom.” I love that. Fun story with a surprising end, Harmony. I like the play on the word “alienated.” 🙂 Well done.

    • Yay! I’ll add this to my writing ‘queue’, lols! Thanks, Yvi. I’m thrilled you like it so much 😊

  2. It must be a challenge to nail a story in an exact number of words. You did it well, kudos.

    • I swear, it took me longer to write this than the other 700+ word stories I’ve done from these prompts. Fun, though. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, Craig 😊

    • I like where you took this, Harmony, it was unexpected. Impressive at 100 words. I want to know more.

  3. Hilarious, Harmony. I didn’t expect the final twist. Thanks for the morning smiles. Great job with the prompt! 🙂

  4. Absolutely loved this, Harmony! Bravo. 100 words is one hell of a challenge and you nailed it! I’ve just shared it on the challenge site. Thanks again for taking part. ❤

    • Thanks so much, Soooz! Doing my happy dance here!🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️😃😃