Monday, 11 April 2011

Ice planet, freeze!

Here's my entry for this week's Succinctly Yours, the new microfiction challenge hosted at Grandma's Goulash. It's based on the photo given here, has 140 characters - with line breaks counting one - and it uses the word 'procrastinate'.

Spaceport's busy today. Suddenly a queue jumper.
"No!" I cry. "It's a glacial world!" Too late.
Blasters up, a command: "Procrastinate him."

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10 comments:

Timoteo said...

That sounds like it might be personally invasive !

Akelamalu said...

A very different take on the pic - I love it!

Mine's up too.

liv2write2day said...

Ha! Nobody likes line jumpers. Serves him right.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

So different! Very creative...I enjoyed it. :)

Pat said...

Now all kinds of ideas are popping into my head about what would become of a person who has been procrastinated! Very clever SY story.

Porky said...

@ Timoteo - Invasive or not, it doesn't sound like fun.

@ Akelamalu - Thanks! I'll be out and about at more blogs a little later.

@ liv2write2day - Ah, but we don't know why he jumped. Another 140 could reveal anything...

@ Lisa Ricard Claro - Thanks - I'm glad you did!

@ Pat - Even I don't know what to think; the future could be a very rough and tumble place too. Thanks!

Susan Fobes said...

Truly an original this week for sure! LOL!

Sonia said...

Very original! I don't think anyone else saw science fiction in this. And I am not sure Procrastinate him means, but it sounds disturbingly like Space him. :o)

Grandma's Goulash said...

If you find someone who has been procrastinated, they'll tell you just what's involved. But it will take quite a while before they do it!

Fun and different mf.

My Succinct: Tough Economy

Porky said...

@ Susan Fobes - Very kind! Thank you.

@ Sonia - Thank you too - but I don't know what 'space him' means..!

@ Grandma's Goulash - A blast from a Procrastinator reall could slow things down. Thank you!