This post is for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a flash fiction challenge that asks you to write a flash fiction of 75-175 words based on the photo prompt below. This week’s prompt was provided by S. Writings.
“They’re staring at us.”
“Oh, I’m sure they’re not, boss.”
Fingers pointed. Eyes clearly followed them as their vehicle trundled through the miserable backwater. “I’m sure they are.” He narrowed his eyes, glaring first at his idiotic underling and then out at the gawking crowds. “I said I wanted to be inconspicuous. This is not inconspicuous.”
“It’s probably just ’cause we’re strangers, boss.”
“Hmm.” He gritted his teeth. Striking the fool wouldn’t help matters. “Are you certain we’re camouflaged correctly?”
“Certain-sure, boss. I followed the instructions exactly. This place might be backwards but their information network ain’t bad. I found a picture of one of their au-to-mo-biles and programmed it into the computer, just like you said. Computer’s handling our appearances, as well. We look just like the apes, not a tentacle in sight.”
Finally arriving at their destination, V’lod, former emperor of the universe, exited his disguised spaceship. His gaze fell on the vehicle’s vivid designs.
“Inconspicuous?” He scowled at his only remaining subject.
This didn’t bode well for the rest of his exile.
Word Count: 175
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