Sunday, February 22, 2015

Easy Listening

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright Marie Gail Stratford

The creature’s black baleful eyes stared at me.  Instinctively I took a step backwards, scared by the sight before me.  

“Call him now”, the words jolted me back to reality.

My colleague sat in the enclosed glass cubical with a goofy grin and the scary contraption on his head.   The crystalline spines on its back vibrated making a loud tinkling noise. 

I knew it was my signal to call when the crystals glowed.

I dialled the number.  The helmet vibrated as I talked and his face contorted like a mime.

His smiling visage signified that the tissue conduction had worked.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

This has been a week of "Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Until Tomorrow" and the submission is along that line too.  Nearly in time for next week.  

10 comments :

  1. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Dear Subroto, Good sci-fi take on the prompt. Really scary. I don't know if I would want to let my colleague out of the glassed (hopefully unbreakable) room. Very good! Nan :)

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    1. We could just keep on experimenting on the colleague :-)
      Thanks for reading and commenting Nan.

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    1. Hopefully in a good way :-)
      Thanks for your comments Marie.

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  3. Such a scary vision on what we could put all technology to use for.

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    1. And we are just starting. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    I hope he didn't dial the wrong number. Kind of creepy. But in a good way.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, I'll take that as a compliment :-)

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  5. I hope all goes well, That was scary. Well done, Subroto. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

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