Tuesday, June 16, 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE


This is a unique flash fiction challenge hosted by Barb Beacham. Barb provides a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story.

Our challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence…

This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! So get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

This week, thanks go out to Eric Wickland of Momusnews who came up with the opening line to go with this week’s photo!

 
KALEIDOSCOPE

 

"At first it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it."

 

Celine carefully glued each piece into place, and then bowed her head in prayer.
 
She recalled the flash in the sky. First on the scene, she found the glass ball glowing with a kaleidoscope of unique colors. She heard a voice in her head. "Do not break, hazardous to your planet's health."
 
"This is just too pretty to break, so you don't have to worry about that." She spoke aloud, and then laughed, shaking off the eerie warning. She hurried home with her prize.
 
For ten years, the glass ball sat stately as the centerpiece on her mantel, but a dusting accident changed everything.
 
Celine finished her prayer, crossed her fingers, and hurried to the window of her New York City condominium. Nothing had changed; hundreds of senseless bobble heads still filled the streets. Humanity had not returned to normal.
 
Celine screamed, and screamed, and screamed.
 
146 words
Yolanda Renée © 2015
*****
 
 
 
 

 

33 comments:

  1. Lovely! An excuse not to dust. Awesome Yolanda. 👏

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    1. I'm always finding those, Denise. :) Thanks!

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  2. Oh dear, it was bound to get broken sooner or later. Maybe she missed a piece in the reconstruction - though I suspect the damage has already been done.

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    1. Sorry, no, she was meticulous. Now she's all alone because of it - she dusted way too often. LOL

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    1. Thanks Julie, I thought it was a funny idea for the end of the world! :)

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  4. This is scary... Bobble heads??? Shudder.......

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    1. Thanks debbie, I find bobble heads scary - always!!!!! :)

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  5. Bobble heads by the millions? humanity is doomed

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    1. Humanity is doomed, but we already knew that, didn't we?! :)

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  6. Funny Sally! Bobble heads had me laughing! Thanks for another contribution to the MFtS challenge Yolanda. Be well...

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you thought so, I was going for the humor! Thanks Barb, loved the inspiration!

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  7. Awesome piece! I loved the ending too. I was expecting something horrible to happen but I suppose the world not changing...humanity not going back to normal...would be worse.

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    1. Thanks Chrys, I thought it was a unique way to end the world, except for poor Celine, who's all alone now! I did consider having her throw the orb, have it break again and turn her into a bobbe head, and make the rest of the world normal. But nah, this is more fun! :)

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  8. Wonderful fragile world we live in ~ Makes one want to tread warily ~ Great writing Yolanda

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    1. Thanks John, appreciate your visit - yes, tread warily!

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  9. Ouch, made me feel cold all over.

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    1. I was trying for a laught! LOL Sorry, Jo!

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  10. A very unique take on what the end of the world may be like.
    It shows how fragile everything is.

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    1. I like being different and bobble heads scare me to death. :)

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  11. Knew it was going to happen... Just had to...Nice job!

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    1. Thanks rogershipp, something will definitely happen - and we will be the fault. Dusting has always been dangerous! LOL

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  12. Oh my gosh, the world has been taken over by bobble heads because of the broken marble! This is really creepy! Really liked your story Yolanda!

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    1. Thanks Joy, I found it amusing but creepy is good too!

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  13. Yikes... a mental image of countless bubble heads flashed through my mind! Creepy and amusing...
    Great flash!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, that exactly what came to mind. Bobble heads creep me out!

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    1. Thanks yarnspinnerr, that means a lot!

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  15. Now that is creepy. I'd rather not end up as a bobblehead. :( Well done Yolanda. :) --- Suzanne

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