The edifice

This is my first go at Friday Fictioneers – a 100 word flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt. So here goes….

photo prompt may15


Where had it come from? Grey haired Farmer Joe couldn’t explain. He spoke on local radio, broadcasting his confusion at the arrival of the edifice in his hay field. Crowds gathered by the unbroken fence, speculating, tweeting, poking selfie sticks through the wire.

Explanations ranged from military helicopters to alien transportation.

‘Where the heck had the blasted can come from?’ Joe’s question remained unanswered.

After several weeks, the journalists left, the cameras switched off, the tents folded up.

Then one day, a tornado ripped the giant cylinder up into the air; where it landed, nobody knows.


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  1. Great to see you you at FF! Love your story – I’d far rather it was a alien object than a boring old silo!
    Keith’s Ramblings


    1. Thanks Keith, it would be more interesting! Although your silo has dark secrets.


  2. I’m pretty sure it’s a rocket! I really enjoyed your take on prompt.
    Rosey Pinkerton


    1. I love your upside rocket idea.
      thanks for stopping by.


  3. I love a mystery. Great descriptions of the curious onlookers. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.


    1. Thank you. These days onlookers can do so much more than just look.


  4. Great job! Welcome! I’m pretty new here, too. Fun, isn’t it. I love the mystery you create here. You are a natural. 🙂


    1. Thank you. Might be beginner’s luck. See how I fair next week.

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      1. Nah, you’ve got a knack for this. 🙂


  5. bykimberlylynne · · Reply

    Welcome! Nice first go. Selfie sticks and tweeting. Spot on,


    1. Thank you!


  6. One day, three years later, it came crashing back to earth! Nice story!


    1. I ran out of words, but that would be an excellent finish.

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  7. Round and round it goes, and where it stops nobody knows.

    The eventual loss of interest is so typically human.



    1. Very true, even with modern technology, interest wanes quickly.


  8. gahlearner · · Reply

    Welcome, I haven’t been around for long either. I love this, that cylinder sure isn’t in Kansas any more.


  9. Welcome to FF! What a great story. I loved your imaginative take and I was surprised at the end. Well done!


  10. Just don’t follow up with it landing in my back yard 😛 Welcome to FF. Great start! Looking forward to reading more of your work.


  11. Dear Quiet Writer,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Imaginative story, well told. I look forward to reading more from you.




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