Flash Fiction #96

Flying Saucer


YOU, F. O.!

What a great adventure, to get away from our small town and enjoy the sights of the big ci…. Dear Lord, look at that!  Gimme the phone!

911, What is your emergency?

There’s a giant Flying Saucer hovering over the north end of the harbor.

We appreciate your call, but that is not an emergency. That is our new arena.  The designer is hiding out in Honduras.  There is talk of impeaching, or lynching, the city councillors who authorized it.  We have received letters of condolence from both Reno and Las Vegas.  Don’t be alarmed, and have a nice day.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #96

  1. Haha. I agree it looked like a huge flying saucer.


  2. Sightsnbytes says:

    I smell a conspiracy here…Quick, call Mulder and Scully!


  3. ansumani says:

    ha ha. Funny story.


  4. gahlearner says:

    Hehe, this is funny. Maybe they need a huge billboard saying, “not a UFO.”


  5. Jan Brown says:

    Wow – a hover arena! Very George Jetson-ish!

    Apparently it was supposed to be attached to its foundation, but if the designer employs PR firm to do damage control, they could say it was a last minute change to update the design for the future 🙂 🙂


  6. Letters of condolence! haha, yikes. Maybe the stadium will become appreciated over time for its resemblance to a UFO.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Sorta like the pot calling the kettle black. The stadium is already doomed; that’s where the Justin Bieber concert is booked. Give me an AC/DC show where you can hardly see the stage for pot smoke. 😆


  7. The Hook says:

    Wish I had your flair for fiction, old friend.


  8. wmqcolby says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Hilarious! This was too funny! I have been in on some city council meetings in my home town and, trust me, there have been some big mistakes made on occasion. I relate.

    Here’s to Honduras — five out of five coconuts. 😀


  9. oldentimes says:

    Good laugh, but there is more than a smidgin of truth there.


  10. Dear Archon,

    A good laugh on a dreary afternoon. Well done.




  11. That was a hilarious story! That 911 responder’s words were perfectly phrased. Love it!


  12. Hilarious, Archon. I thought it looked either like a flying saucer or a revolving restaurant. Well written. I liked your conversation with the emergency operator. 😀 — Suzanne


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