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FF – Portal to Nowhere

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Sarah Potter.

Copyright Sarah Potter

“Hello, Control? I’m through the portal!”

crackle crackle

“I can’t hear you, can you hear me? It’s incredible, but… all black and white! My eyes! My eyes!”

“Greetings, stranger. Do not fear.”

“But… but… my eyes… black and white…”

“That is normal, my friend. You have entered the In-Between.”

“In between… where?”

“Between whence you came and your destination. A mirror world of your own, dark and without colour.”

“Where is the portal? It’s gone!”

“You can never return. But you are most welcome!”

“I am?”

“Of course! We so seldom get fresh meat… I mean a new face haha… here.”

“Ulp.”

  1. November 18, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    so stark and scary

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  2. November 18, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Doesn’t sound like much of a holiday.

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    • November 19, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      No. He wants to ask for his money back. Hope he’s ABTA-protected.

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  3. November 18, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Do you want fries with that?

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    • November 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      What sort of barbarian wouldn’t want fries with roast person?

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  4. November 18, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Sounds like the locals are incautious enough he might have a chance of surviving

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    • November 19, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Yes, they’re like Bond villains, always letting something slip…

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  5. November 18, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    The outlook “in between” looks bleak.

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  6. November 18, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Reminds me of The Outer Limits 😀

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    • Lyn
      November 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm

      “How to Serve Man” 😀

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    • November 19, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      It is a bit like that 😮

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  7. November 18, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    So he get invited to dinner but he is dinner? 😀

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  8. Lyn
    November 18, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    I do hope he’s ‘tough’ and gives them indigestion, heartburn and gastro. D-Man at his best 😀

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  9. November 19, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Oh no! They say you should never open the portal!

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    • November 19, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      Never listen to “them”, that’s my motto!

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      • November 19, 2020 at 5:28 pm

        hahaha! When you have to seriously consider if you should listen to “them” or not, you may be too far gone!

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  10. November 19, 2020 at 2:03 am

    I wouldn’t want to go back either if they ate my face. How could I ever show my… Hmm…

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  11. November 19, 2020 at 11:19 am

    A surreal trip back in time to when the world was in black and white. Thank goodness someone invented color television before I was born and I didn’t have to experience that…

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    • November 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Yeah. It would have been rubbish living in the olden days when everything was black and white…

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  12. November 19, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    It’s not looking good, is it?

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  13. November 19, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    what a treat. i guess he came just in time for the holidays. 🙂

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  14. November 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Yikes! Ulp indeed! So chilling, and yet you managed to make me smile too. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • November 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      It’s quite an upbeat tale of impending doom 🙂

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  15. November 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

    That’s it. I have been warned. No more time travel experiments for me. i have dismantled the Lauren in the garage.

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    • November 20, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      They never seem to end well, do they? It’s all monsters or “accidentally killing your grandfather”.

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  16. November 20, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Looks like he’s fresh meat. Oh dear.

    My yarn!

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  17. November 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Ali,

    No one wants to hear they’re fresh meat, do they? Yikes.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • November 21, 2020 at 6:28 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Indeed not!
      Ali

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  18. November 20, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Sounds like Christmas at some folks houses! 😉 Interesting use of the black and white imagery. I also wanted to something with it, but couldn’t summon anything worthwhile. Yours was entertaining.

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    • November 21, 2020 at 6:29 am

      Yes, he arrived just in time for the feast 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

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  19. November 21, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Oh no, not something he wanted to hear, or did he it right? Fresh meat? Very clever, Ali!

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    • November 21, 2020 at 6:29 am

      No-one really wants to hear that, it’s never a positive thing 🙂

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  20. November 21, 2020 at 12:54 am

    I like the sound effect at the end. Not a place you hope is on the other side of the portal!

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  21. November 21, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Creatures have to eat… I hope it’s quick… Wonder if there are vegan activists on the other side?

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    • November 21, 2020 at 6:30 am

      Maybe if there are, they will rescue him and he’ll become a figurehead for their cause 🙂

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  22. November 21, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Sounds like he won’t have to worry about his vision for long!

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  23. November 22, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Oh dear… that slip of the tongue says it all, doesn’t it?

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  24. November 22, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    …and then he woke up and could see colour again! (You can’t let me think he’ll be eaten! I have a weak stomach.)

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  25. November 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Oh dear, I bet I know what moment in time he’d chose to have again. If only he hadn’t stepped through that damn portal.

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  26. November 25, 2020 at 1:25 am

    I like the idea of a black-and-white mirror world.

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  27. November 30, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Never walk through a magic portal without sending some other idiot first to see if he comes back… wait… that was exactly what they did.,

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