Stick to Books

Written for Mondays Finish The Story. This is a flash fiction challenge where we are provided with 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. 

Finish the story begins with:  “Racing down into the atmosphere, the unidentified object crashed, leaving behind one heck of a huge crater and a plume of smoke that could be seen from miles around.”

My story follows the photo;  for other stories click on the blue frog at the end of this post.

 

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Racing down into the atmosphere, the unidentified object crashed, leaving behind one heck of a huge crater and a plume of smoke that could be seen from miles around.

“Damn, and after all the research!”

“I told you it wouldn’t work Jeff.”

“I know people said it was noisy and an invasion of privacy, but still. I mean it’s not like I loaded a gun on the thing. It was just a package for God’s sake. I know, I know,  five pounds was to be the maximum but it still should have been able to deliver its payload. The software was ten years in development. Ten years Ralph. Ten frigging years of my life to get that bugger to fly and look at what happened. I think the software was hacked. I bet it was the North Koreans. They brought down Sony and now they want to take down my company.”

“Jeff, Jeff,  just let it go. Focus on your core business. Remember books Jeff?”

13 thoughts on “Stick to Books

  1. Suzanne Joshi January 19, 2015 / 4:21 am

    Good story, Danny. I hope Amazon hasn’t made international enemies. I agree that books are safer. Humorous and welll done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. John Yeo January 16, 2015 / 1:08 am

    Yes! ~ Stick like glue to the books ~ Until the next attempt ~ Never give up ~ Great work Danny ~ 🙂

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  3. milliethom January 15, 2015 / 10:01 am

    Faulty software’s always to blame. Jeff has my sincere sympathies. I enjoyed reading your story, Danny. And yes, it’s best to stick to books!

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  4. draliman January 14, 2015 / 3:02 am

    Poor Jeff. Maybe he should stick to books after all. Or possibly hire someone to test his software!

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  5. babso2you January 13, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    What a story! 🙂 Thank you for participating! Be back next week? Hope so! Be well Danny! ^..^

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