Home – Friday Fictioneers 27Sep13

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

Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 101

Copyright – Rich Voza


After 10 years traveling through the infinite realms of Qal’Adur, he was homesick. Adam Cristofsen had flown upon dragons, wooed princesses, and voyaged in starships, but he missed familiar things.

His only chance to leave stood upon a grassy meadow. Three doorways; two led to more realms, and the third, home.

He opened one and a universe churned outside the portal. A familiar one. Home.

The elements of his life flashed by: his tyrannical boss, stale coffee, a cramped cubicle, TV dinners alone, and videos waiting at home.

He slammed the door. “What am I thinking?”

He leapt through another door without looking.

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presents a photo for the Friday Fictioneers as a writing prompt for 100 word flash fiction. Anyone can join in. Here’s this week’s writing prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/27-september-2013/

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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26 Responses to Home – Friday Fictioneers 27Sep13

  1. zookyworld says:

    Awesome how you contrasted the wondrous things Adam had done in the magical realms, to the mundane things back home. Let’s see… deal with rush hour traffic to a cramped office and tyrannical boss — or fly dragons and woo princesses? What a choice! I loved this story.


    • EagleAye says:

      So glad to hear that. I think there’s an unfortunate tendency in humanity to miss the “good old days” even if they weren’t that good at all. I thought it would be fun to explore this train of thought. Thanks so much for your kind words!


  2. jwdwrites says:

    I haven’t done this one yet but I know what I won’t be able to do after reading yours. Well done. 🙂


  3. nightlake says:

    Anything better than lonely dinners, cramped cubicles and an intimidating bosses. I am so happy for Adam:)


  4. pattisj says:

    Stale coffee–more than enough reason to not look back. Entertaining!


  5. Sandra says:

    Good one! After the picture you paint of ‘home’ it was, as we say here, a ‘no-brainer’. Well done.


  6. Dear EA,

    Awesome. That’s the spirit. Wherever he ends up, it was the right choice.




  7. Dear E. A.

    Wise choice. I’d take dragons and princesses over cramped cubicles any day. Good one.




  8. I love this! Yay for more dragons and magical realms. I like the train of thought that brought you to this story. 🙂


  9. kz says:

    haha yeah, what the heck was he thinking! i wish i wish i wish these doorways were real! 🙂


  10. Jacey Faye says:

    Love the punchline of this one! This piece is fantastic — and I have to say, I think he made the right choice. 🙂


  11. Absence makes the heart forgetful of all the petty annoyances, at least. At least he got a preview before he had to go back and regret his decision for his whole life.


  12. Ha. I definitely get som Hitchhiker’s guide to the universe vibes from this.. Home can be boring…. great story.


    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you so much. It’s hard not to be influenced by the greatest travel guide ever. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read it. It’s still on my “to do” list. Though, I’ve seen the movie and the BBC production of it. The robot is easily my favorite character.


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