Sunday, July 27, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Fireworks"

Every week, I write a hundred-word story inspired by a random word. This week's word is "fireworks."

Fireworks
by Nigel G. Mitchell

Barry Moore looked up at the night sky and pointed. "Look, Mommy, fireworks!"

His mother looked up from her book, smiling at the colorful lights. "You're right, honey. Wrong time of year for them, though."

Barry frowned. "Are they supposed to be so big?"

The bursts of lights came faster and bigger while booming like thunder.

His mother grabbed his hand. "Honey, I don't think those are fireworks."

A flaming saucer came shrieking down out of the sky and crashed into the house behind them. Barry and his mother screamed and ran as more wreckage came raining down on them.

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