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FF – What Could it Be?

Here is my story (not really a story) for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by David Stewart.

Copyright David Stewart

What could it be?
An alien landscape, strewn about with energy pods, throbbing with power.

What could it be?
Alien eggs, ready to hatch, stereotypically blue for males and pink for females.

What could it be?
A triumph of modern art, the culmination of a life’s work made real in stark neon colours.

What could it be?
Futuristic travel pods, each containing a single life form.

What could it be?
Stomp stomp stomp KICK!
One of the ovoids sails though the air, flying straight through the centre of the distant circle. Cheers abound.

What could it be?
One-nil, apparently.

  1. April 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    That made me smile


  2. April 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Interesting perspective. Great story! πŸ™‚


  3. April 21, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    What could it be? All of the above! Might need more than 100 words though. πŸ˜€


    • April 22, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Yes, I did have a few words to cut out due to all the possibilities πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. April 21, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Score!! Now I’ll have to get all the footballers’ excitement out of my head to come up with my own, β€œWhat could it be?” πŸ˜€


  5. April 21, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    So many possibilities, and the final answer brought a smile. Cool.


    • April 22, 2021 at 7:21 am

      Thanks, this is what happens when the photo brings too many story ideas to mind πŸ™‚


  6. April 21, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    You made me smile there.


  7. GHLearner
    April 21, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    The newest idea for the superleague? One ball isn’t enough any longer? This was fun!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2021 at 7:27 am

      When there’s only about one team left, they can have as many balls as they like πŸ™‚


  8. April 21, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    A unique and fun take on the prompt. Well done.


  9. April 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    It looks like it would be a fun sort of game, whatever it is!


    • April 22, 2021 at 7:32 am

      It’s “alien Ferris wheel coloured egg-ball”, of course! (name work in progress)

      Liked by 1 person

  10. April 21, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Actual scoring in a soccer match? That’s as rare as seeing an alien egg!!!


    • April 22, 2021 at 7:40 am

      It just makes it all the more exciting when a goal is scored!


  11. April 21, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I thought it was 3 points for straight through the circle!


  12. April 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    The last two lines made me smile.


    • April 22, 2021 at 7:41 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚


  13. April 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Alien Egg Ball. It might have been a nice replacement for football if The Super League lasted more than 24 hours.


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  15. April 21, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Now that made me laugh!


  16. April 21, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Hah! Now THAT was unexpected and a hoot!


  17. April 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    There was no way I was going to be able to incorporate that distant circle into my story. Well-done, Ali!


  18. April 22, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Great punch line!


  19. Lyn
    April 22, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Well that was very different…and very good 😁


  20. April 22, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Dear Ali,

    And the answer scores. Good one.




    • April 22, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  21. April 22, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Sorry to spoil the moment Ali, but I’m pretty sure it was off-side!

    My story!


  22. April 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    it’s anybody’s guess after all. πŸ™‚


  23. April 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    A game the aliens play before they take over perhaps? Loved it!


    • April 23, 2021 at 9:59 am

      A nice game of footie and then… invasion!


  24. April 23, 2021 at 2:17 am

    Okay, I’m going to bed laughing. Thanks πŸ™‚


  25. April 24, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Fun ending!


  26. April 25, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I am going for modern art and it should be added that the reductive quality of the negative space contextualize the eloquence of these pieces.


    • April 25, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Reductive quality, negative space, yep, I understand every word πŸ˜‰


  27. April 26, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Very witty, a great story. I like the repeated question, mad me think ‘what could it be?’.


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