Flash Fiction #32










War drives technological progress!

For hundreds of years, man has dreamed of reaching into space.  The pessimists warned that, “There are bogeymen out there.”  The optimists insisted that, “Any race sufficiently advanced to have interstellar flight would be benevolent.”

The pessimists were correct!  Within a week of Zefram Cochrane’s tiny warp-drive flight, the Xanact arrived.  What they wanted, aside from wiping out Mankind, was unknown.  After millions died in the energy bombardment, it only took a couple of months to perfect the Force-Shield©.

Aside from saving cities and billions more human lives, the double-walled fields looked beautiful while under attack.


Rochelle was apparently too busy with New Year’s celebrations to offer a weekly photo, so I decided to use one of my own for a story basis.  However, if you wish to try this Flash Fiction genre, or even just read many authors’ takes on the same picture, go to the Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


5 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #32

  1. Archon, Good story. It would be great to have a shield or some defense that would ward off or destroy any danger from space. It would probably be possible. Israel has what they call the “iron Dome Defense System” that destroys many of the bombs thrown at them. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • Archon's Den says:

      Israel’s defense is steel against steel, explosive against explosive, with Israel having the advantage of American targeting electronics.
      It would be nice to develop an energy shield. E.E. (Doc) Smith wrote of one which absorbed incoming energy to enhance the defense. Like Jujitsu, use the opponent’s strength to defeat him. 😉

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Wow … .my mind surely didn’t consider sci-fi from that pic! Well played!!!!


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