Flash Fiction #154

Monster

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

NIGHT WATCH

A space rock was going to pass near Earth, and he’d wanted to get a photo of it. His best chance had been Lookout Butte at 2:30 A.M., no matter what the superstitious locals said.

Okay by day, but, at night…. There’s something that eats cattle – and coyotes – and the occasional tourist.  Next they’ll claim that Bigfoot has a condo up there.

He’d heard something as he got his picture, probably a groundhog, later, as he was going through his setup shots, he spotted those two red eyes watching him. Maybe these hicks really know something after all.

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

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20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #154

  1. The unexplainable can often be explained by locals, if we bother to listen.

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  2. BrainRants says:

    But… I eat cattle. Among other things.

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  3. Dale says:

    I think I’d quit setting up my shots and hightail it outta there!

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  4. Dan Bohn says:

    Hey Grumpy, I like reviewing staged, and setup shots. I see all sorts of new things. “Night Watch” tracked well for me. Two red eyes are better than Three.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      As Rochelle says, It’s not what we look at. It’s what we see, – often in retrospect. Hindsight is 20/20. Three red eyes might mean the Gobblemonster brought his half-wit son along. 😉 👿

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  5. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you tied in two elements of the prompt in your story.

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  6. Dear Archon

    So them locals ain’t yokels after all. 😉

    Shalom y’all,

    Rochelle

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  7. jillyfunnell says:

    I really like this. World-weary dry humour used to emphasise the drama.

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  8. granonine says:

    This is a horror story that I don’t think ever happens–sure gave the photographer a scare, which is really all that was needed 🙂

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  9. The locals usually do know what they’re talking about. Good story!

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