Normalcy – Friday Fictioneers 13Sep13

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Story begins after the photo.

Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
Word Count: 105

Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields


“That time warp I stepped in was disorienting,” noted Justin.

“Might’ve been worse,” replied Vincent. “You could’ve arrived before we defeated the aliens two days ago.”

“Lucky me.”

“I thought a boat ride might provide normalcy.”

“It’s good to see,” said Justin. “Like those shipping cranes out there.”

Vincent’s head snapped around. “Uh, those aren’t…”

“Lady Liberty still standing.”

“Uh. Well…”

The giant statue stepped forward and kicked the butt of a shipping crane. The crane whimpered and walked faster.

Justin’s jaw dropped.

“Ah…the Statue of Liberty was destroyed 12 years ago,” explained Vincent. “But the new Warbots won the war against those alien walking tanks.”

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads us all on a merry chase through a literary wonderland of our own creation. We write up to 100 words (more in a writing emergency) from a photo prompt. Anyone is welcome to join the creative coursing of characters. Original prompt may be found here:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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22 Responses to Normalcy – Friday Fictioneers 13Sep13

  1. julie mc says:

    All you needed was an ewok reference to make George Lucas proud.


  2. Fun and funny, EA. 🙂



  3. kz says:

    damn. what a future. good one, EA! 🙂


  4. pattisj says:

    Still laughing! I love the picture you painted in my head of Lady Liberty–and the crane whimpering and walking faster.


  5. draliman says:

    This was great! Made me smile on this early foggy Thursday morning 🙂


  6. Dear E. A.

    Now there’s a visual that won’t soon leave my head. Funny!




  7. Loved the image of the statue kicking butt on the crane. The future you envisioned is a wild one. You have quite an imagination. Ron


  8. DCTdesigns says:

    This made me laugh. Love the sense of time warp, out of body awakening, as lady liberty suddenly moved and began kicking butt.


    • EagleAye says:

      Justin fainted after that. The effort at establishing normalcy having failed miserably. Poor guy. He may never quite adjust to his accidental new life. Thanks much for visiting!


  9. Linda Vernon says:

    Yes!! Superb! Loved it! 😀


  10. Very laughable… yes those cranes look like warbots


    • EagleAye says:

      I was hoping for laughs. Apparently, George Lucas was influenced to create the Star Wars AT-ATs from looking at the shipping cranes in Oakland, CA. It’s easy to see how he got there when you see them towering over the landscape.


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