Caged

Photo prompt copyright: Liz Young.

Photo prompt copyright: Liz Young.

When Storm had entered the underground world of Diamond, she had passed the caged ones. Now she found herself wondering how long they would sit. Watching but not awake. Would they again be used in battle. The last time Force had released two of its white faced warriors, their control chips had failed. As the two white warriors ran amok, there had been over one hundred thousand terminations. More importantly Force had noted major disruption to its mining schedule. Causing Force to detonate the warriors self destruct devices. When all Force had required was the elimination of a rogue cell of workers.

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Got to be careful with those workers

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is so true, thank you Neil

  2. Alice Audrey

    Leave it to Force to use too much force. Should have just let them unionize

    1. Michael Humphris

      They should have, the ramifications may now backfire on them.

  3. Alicia Jamtaas

    So the workers were causing problems with the white-faced warriors?

    1. Michael Humphris

      The warriors are faulty. At present the Force organisation can not use them to control it workers.

  4. Iain Kelly

    Still, could be handy if the worst comes to the worst in the future…

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s true, at the moment I have no idea of what role they may play in the story about Storms life.

  5. gahlearner

    I love the whole concept, it’s like fantasy and science fiction merged.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for such a lovely comment.

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Interesting voice in this. It does have an other worldly sci fi feel to it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, the prompt picture challenged me.

  7. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Interesting take ont he prompt, Michael.
    I’m with Rochelle, sci fi in your words.
    Isadora

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Isadora, I was challenged by the prompt picture.

      1. Inside the Mind of Isadora

        It was a challenge for me too. I didn’t want to go witht he obvious Halloween theme. Th challenge is always there. We can never think it’s easy. Have a fun weekend … : )

        1. Michael Humphris

          Thank you Isadora,

  8. pennygadd51

    Force sounds like a dangerous organisation. I look forward to hearing how it tries to take over the world!
    BTW I like the photo of you at Mevagissey. Do you live near there? I visit there once or twice a year. It’s beautiful.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hi Penny, I do like Mevagissey, but I don’t often get the chance to visit, as I live in North Yorkshire… I am sure that Force will figure occasionally in my future attempts at writing flash fiction.

  9. 4963andypop

    Management turning on workers? Say it ain’t so! This wasnt inspired partially by any recent US Supreme Court decisions was it?

    I love this passage:”there had been over one hundred thousand terminations. More importantly Force had noted major disruption to its mining schedule.” So cynical!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is pure fiction. Sorry to report that it was not inspired by any events. But pleased to see your commment

  10. draliman

    Major overkill (literally). I like the world you’ve constructed here.

    Are you in Cornwall on holiday or live here? I’m only asking as I live virtually round the corner from Mevagissey!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was so pleased to read your comment. The fictional underground world of Diamond is slowly developing, at present I am working on its history and tenants. I love Cornwall and have visited many times. I live in North Yorkshire near Skipton.

  11. granonine

    Great sci-fi stuff. Easy to imagine a longer story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Granonine, the underground world of Diamond is slowly developing in form and characters. But it is like a uncompleted jigsaw. The edges are nearly completed, but the rest is a litter of pages.

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