Genre Confusion

Posted on September 16, 2013 10:20 pm under Microfiction
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Sci Fi
It had been a tranquil Sunday afternoon. Then a child, touched by a luminous alien proboscis, ran for his life and shattered their reverie. (140)

Legal Thriller
As a boy, he was always being chased by cops. No one dreamed he’d become a criminal defense attorney, now facing the case of a lifetime. (137)

As a toddler, she’d admired him from a distance. Twenty years later, the age gap had closed, but he was still oblivious to her adoration. (138)

Superhero Bob needed to run faster if he was going to save the day. (68)
(Maybe he should get a fast car . . . and a driver’s license!)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was luminous.

2 Responses to “Genre Confusion”

  1. Pat Says:

    Mwahahaha! “touched by a luminous alien proboscis.” That cracked me up.

    I liked the good ending of Legal Thriller…He started down the wrong path but turned his life around.

    “Romance” reminded me that the little girl, Heather, and my son, Tim, both are happily married to other people today!

  2. Jim Says:

    :) Hi GMa ~~ That luminous alien proboscis must be really nasty and scary. Just plain luminous on or an alien probiscase, either of them alone would give me the Willies. #1, the Sci Fi, gets my vote but they all are great.