Depicting Images

Photo copyright R Wisoff Fields

Photo copyright R Wisoff Fields

Who be thee stranger, thy clothes mark thee out as not being from here. Perhaps you mourn the death of Lady Mcbeth? Or did thee slay her?

Do not think I will not use this dagger: Stand thee still.

I smell gunpower on thee. Traitor thee means to harm King James or perhaps his parliament? Take him to the tower. The rack will make him talk. Guards watch him carefully, he be a deceiver, or a warlock, me thinks.

Make sure thou heat the iron red hot, so he will speak. Dim those lanterns.

‘Spock to the bridge’.

“Holodeck: Show me the exit”.

Michael Humphris.



1. The ‘tower’ is the Tower of London

2. Apologies for the second post this week. I had to get this story out of my head. It of course is the final part of four     individual pieces of flash fiction. The previous pieces are titled,  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre published on the 21-09-2016,  The Cell published on the 28-09-2016, and the third piece called The Wrong Command, published 12-10-2016.

3. I intend later to adjust them and combine them. Under the title of: Depicting Images.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. neilmacdon


    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry, not the ending I wanted. No more linked FF for me for the time being.

  2. yarnspinnerr

    I enjoyed this and thanks for bringing in Lady Macbeth. 🙂

  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    I was nicely immersed in your historically fiction, then bam you took me to the future. Nicely done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, I am pleased the holodeck idea was acceptable. I was uneasy using it to end this story.

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I always loved the holodeck scenes.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I was pleased to have the use of a holodeck it allow me to really play with this story..

  5. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Quite an interesting take on the prompt.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Isadora, It is interesting to see the way different writers respond to the prompt photos.

      1. Inside the Mind of Isadora

        It’s my favorite part of FF.

  6. Snow's Fissures and Fractures

    Saved by the Spock! Nicely concluded series.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was certainly saved by Spock, i just did not know how to get out of this series of stories.

  7. patriciaruthsusan

    That would be a little too realistic for me. Good writing, Mike. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, this story hit home for me, as I really love walking on beaches, land mines are dreadful things.

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