Wednesday, August 26, 2015


A unique flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara W Beacham where she provides a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your 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! 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  that's where you can read the other participants stories and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

Finish the story begins with:  “The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be…”

© Barbara W. Beacham


Lu stared at the photograph but vaguely recalled the fair and the day his family donned the clothes that would take them back into the past. The picture was a prized memento from his mother. She loved history and marveled the way her ancestors thrived before the technological revolution.
On her deathbed, she'd given him the picture and told him, "Ignorance and greed are killing the earth. Save your children, you have the knowledge."
"But the others?"
"They won't listen; act before it's too late."
She'd been right. While the population had their noses in a virtual world, the earth began to die. Ignorance and apathy led to an apocalypse that killed 90% of the population.
Lu stared out the porthole as the universe opened before him. He smiled. The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be the captain of the only spacecraft to leave Earth before the planet imploded, but he believed his mother always knew.

150 words
Yolanda Renée © 2015

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  1. Mothers always know best, don't they? Great take on the prompt, Yolanda!

  2. Love it!!! Wonderful take on the prompt!!!!

  3. Maybe his mom got premonitions. :) Neat story. I always love futuristic ones.

  4. Ignorance and greed sure are screwing the planet over, maybe all should build a spacesship

  5. Space travel right freaks me out. I imagine I'd stay behind unless put into some sort of statsis until we arrived at some other habitable planet.

  6. Hi human, Yolanda,

    I really liked your spaced-out conclusion to your Flashy thingy, my amazing human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

  7. Such a story! I want to read more Yolanda! Nicely done! Thanks for adding your story to the lineup for this week's challenge. Be well....

  8. Great story Yolanda! Luigi turned out to be a savior of sorts! That's really too bad about the planet and it being destroyed.

  9. Thanks everyone! Appreciate the visit and the comment! Life got in the way a bit so I'm behind, but working to catch up and I'll visit soon!

  10. Love the photo! People may not realize how lucky they are to have those old family photos.

  11. Ah nice, a bit of prophecy in there :)


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