Wrong Number? – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Image © Yarnspinnerr Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Yarnspinnerr’s permission.

Wrong Number?

The house is rumoured to be haunted. That’s why I got it cheap. I don’t believe in ghosts or ghoulies.

Structure’s sound, style’s Victorian; we’re having a blast with renovations until we get to that one painted wall in the basement. ‘Al-fresco,’ Jack declares and wants to preserve it. ‘Old doodles,’ I argue, looking for hammer and chisle. We fight for hours; I bicker, he whines. Then the wall screeches. Our jaws hit the floor when …something… steps through.

“Not Sol III again,” it grumbles, turns on the spot and … dematerializes?

Jack and I both grab our drill hammers.

(100 words)

I pledge

Three weeks in a row… and work is busier than ever, and I’m doing the NaNo… Hah, that feels good. I’m so glad that I’m back.


56 thoughts on “Wrong Number? – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Ha ha, I can see why the house became the subject of such rumors! Great twist — although bummer for intergalactic relations that the house wasn’t purchased by someone who’d have the opposite reaction. Or, hmm, given how well we do with our relations now, maybe cutting off contact with the aliens is our best bet, lol!

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  2. Hey, is this the sequel to Lynn’s story? To say I like is redundant; I’ve already clicked the button. But since there isn’t a button for liking such decrepit, possibly haunted so very interesting old house, this comment must suffice.

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