Mondays Finish the Story: The Lone Survivor


2015-01-12-bw-beachamRacing down into the atmosphere, the unidentified object crashed, leaving behind one heck of a huge crater and a plume of smoke that could be seen from miles around.

The next morning, Lena and her sister, Elaine, were the first ones to arrive at the site. They peeked at the crater curiously but they were left with disappointment. There wasn’t anything there. Not even a spaceship or a meteor, just a big empty hole.

Lena turned to Elaine. “What do you think happened to it?”

Elaine shrugged. “Probably evaporated during to the high temperature as it entered the atmosphere.”

Lena placed a hand at her hip. “If it evaporated, then how do you explain the big hole?” She shrugged again, this time, no answer. They walked around the crater, searching for any remnant. A short time later, Lena yelped, pointing at something in the crater. “Look, look, what’s that?”

Elaine quickly jogged to Lena’s side, her eyes narrowed. It was small but she could make out its black jacket, silver pants, and boots. She cocked her head in curiosity. “It looks like…It looks like a man.”

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Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above. 

25 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story: The Lone Survivor

    • I watched this movie, a long time ago, about an alien spaceship landing on Earth. The movie is not E.T. Anyway, it created this huge crater like the one in the picture and the spaceship was invisible to human eyes, basically only aliens could see it. What stood out in this movie was the lone alien, he could automatically transform himself into anything. I guess it kind of got stuck in the back of my brain and inspired this piece.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Yinglan

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