Friday, 15 March 2013

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS - THE SIGNAL - My 100 Words by LINDA PALUND



THE SIGNAL

            What a mess.  The focus so poorly set, how could we discern the signal from this picture?  What were we supposed to make of it?
            Was it the plant?  Or were we supposed to decode the drops of rain that clung to the window like spider’s eggs?
            What was the significance of the purple foil? Or the three blossoms, the two unopened pods?
            With focus this poor, it was like trying to hear the roar of the ocean from the top of a skyscraper. 
            They’ve translated the signal. Lilies.
            Lilies mean peace. We understand now. 
            We won’t attack this planet.

19 comments:

  1. Dear Linda,

    We owe the lilies a debt of gratitude. Nice story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  2. Thanks, Doug! Did you get yours? I will go look for it now. Everyone starts so early these days!

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  3. Good take on the prompt. Well done.

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  4. well done, wasn't really expecting that twist :)

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  5. Yes, it is a mess. I'm not sure there's much to be gained by attacking this planet. Still, I'm glad the lillies spoke up for peace.

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  6. Thank goodness the sign was read correctly. I kind of enjoy my home.

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    1. I just changed one tiny thing and made the ending even better!

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  8. Dear Lindaura,
    I'm happy to think there are aliens with consciences.
    Nice one.
    Shalom
    Rochelle

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  9. Thankfull for that :-) Planet's saved by the lilies. Lucky they didn't read funeral into that plant

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  10. Hi Linda,
    I'm going to be releasing some doves every day to ward off alien attack. Great interp of the photo. If you put that purple foil on your head, you can save yourself from falling under the control of the aliens. And I'll bet you look good in purple. Ron

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    1. You are right on every point - I look great in purple and tinfoil hats are the next fashion sensation. Everyone wears one in Roswell, and as goeth Roswell, thus goeth the high street!

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  13. This is a wonderfully imaginative take on the prompt. I really enjoyed the way you highlighted each aspect and then came back to the lilies as a peace signal. Loved it.

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  14. Thanks, Sarah. I truly appreciate your comments!

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