Nausea – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

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„Oh, just look at them, aren’t they precious?“

„I feel sick.“

„Look at how proud they are with their little devices.“

„I really don’t care.“

„I wonder why you came. Someone else would have jumped on the opportunity.“

„It’s that warp in the time window. How could I know that everything we see is bent out of proportion?“

„You’ve seen pictures.“

„Yeah, but they were from 9000 B.C. An empty world. Not cluttered like… THAT.“

„Too bad. But they are so cute. To think how far they still were from true culture, true civilization…“

„I’m going to throw up now.“

(100 words)

Thank you for everyone who asked about us during the flood times. I’m not living in one of the affected areas and am fine.

43 thoughts on “Nausea – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

        1. Good! 😀 I didn’t think I’d play either because I’m exhausted from work, mentally mostly. But voilà, there it was, the idea. Methinks the muse is still around. Thanks, Muse!

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          1. I am bored to tears at work and SHOULD be working but, frankly, do not have my heart in it… so I pfaff away and read blog posts and sometimes write them. I surely will get discovered one day…

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  1. Makes me wonder when 9000 BC was in this story if they are looking back a long time and the pics are from now. I agree on the nausea, the distortion on the image does something to my vestibular sense. Interesting time jumping and glad you are ok re flooding areas of your country.

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    1. Thank you! They looked at pictures from 9000 BC first, that looked fine and made the nauseous guy come along. Then they visited the time of the devices, now, which is much later, a lot is going on and this gives the guy vertigo.

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  2. So travel sickness can be brought on by time travel? I’m glad to know that; I’ll keep well away from any time machines! I like that your story is fundamentally optimistic – you envisage a time in the future when humans will be truly civilised and have true culture.

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    1. Thank you. At least they think they’re more civilized than we are. Who’s to say what true culture is? It may also depend on the time travellers. Like some of us admire past achievements, others laugh about these old steam engines or can’t even imagine doing anything with a slide rule. 😉

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        1. Depends on how old you are… I learned to use them at school, but then pocket calculators came along, hooray, and I forgot everything.
          Rumour has it that abaci can be used for complex calculations, too…


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