That’s Entertainment! – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!

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That’s Entertainment!

Bong! Dong!

„Ouch! What’s that? That. Is. Loud!“

“It’s called a bell. Isn’t it fabulous?”

“Yes, perhaps from a distance. Unbelievable.”

“Isn’t it? These Earthlings really like to make noise.”

“When you told me millennia ago that you detected vibrations that didn’t seem to come from a natural source, I didn’t want to believe you.”

“But now you do.”

“Indeed. They’ve really used everything they could find to make their music. Bird bones, wood, metal, even tools and household gadgets. Amazing!”

“So you’ll support me? Will you sign the petition to let them live because of their entertainment value?”

“Absolutely.”

(100 words)


Back to the basics, my creative muse is lazy today…

50 thoughts on “That’s Entertainment! – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. I love the concept of this story. Of course music is the reason we are worth keeping alive (said the organist/pianist/singer married to the flautist/ pianist – not that I’m biased or anything!) Nicely crafted, Gabi!

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  2. Gabi,
    I couldn’t help laughing at the sleight of hand. Instead of us signing petitions to save this, that or the other, we have aliens signing petitions to save us! Thank God they’re pragmatists. We are good for entertainment after all.:>)
    pax,
    dora

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  3. Dear Gabi,

    It’s nice to know that we have entertainment value. I hope the aliens enjoy my Beatles and classical music. 😉
    Although there’s music and there are noises. My husband manages to put the most obnoxiously irritating noises for notifications on his many electronic gadgets. 😉
    Fun story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. As long as the genus Homo is around, I don’t think it’ll stop. Neandertals used bird-bone flutes. I’m sure they, and our common ancestors, drummed on hollow logs or bumped stones together. People blow on grass blades and combs… I don’t really think we could do without making music.
      Thank you!

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