Travelling in the void

Photo prompt curtsy of Roger Bultot

Photo prompt provided by Roger Bultot

He found himself under a umbrella of warm sunlight. His whole being was bathed in its warmth. As he scanned the building around him, he saw humans fleeing. His first thought was to grumble, for after waking from centuries of sleep, to be surrounded by hundreds of beings looking like Jelmelda, that made him edgy. But the plentiful supplies of energy rich electricity calmed him. As he drank the nectar which would allow him to leave, he pondered what to do with Jelmelda and Omo. Leave them or take them, it was all the same to him. But Jelmelda was human…

Footnote: I struggled with this photo prompt, so the above flash story ‘Travelling in the Void’ is a snippet taken from my file of started but not finished novellas…

Mike attempting to  write.

Mike attempting to write.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Intriguing snippet, Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil,

  2. Tannille

    I do love a good vampire type story. I imagine the novella is fantastic.

    1. Michael Humphris

      If only the vampire could fly off the book shelf. Thank you Tannille

  3. Sandra

    A nice little taster, Michael. It’s good to have a back catalogue, even if it is largely unfinished. I frequently visit my store of unfinished business to see if I can spark one into life.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra… I really need more than a spark the moment

  4. Anita

    Interesting story. Time will come when others need to decide what fate should await “humans”. Scary indeed.
    Best wishes for your novellas. May you complete them all.
    Life is short and we have so many unfinished stories to complete!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Anita, unfinished stories are like a flower in bud, waiting to blossom,

  5. J Hardy Carroll

    Good stuff

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are kind sir, thank you

  6. pennygadd51

    Your story looks good for the novella, and I like the way you turn it into a self-contained piece by leaving us with a cliff hanger.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Penny, this unfinished story is like a flower in bud, just waiting for water to blossom,

  7. granonine

    You really need to finish this one 🙂 You’ve dropped a lot of little pieces into it, leaving us wanting more.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do agree, I am annoyed with myself for not allowing this story to grow.

  8. Abhijit Ray

    Is he a an alien or a robot? May be he should save human Jelmelda out of curiosity.

    1. Michael Humphris

      He could be either or even both, but I do agree that he should save Jelmelda

  9. Keith's Ramblings

    This reads like the back cover of an an intriguing novel! I wonder what’s inside.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Like a back cover is correct, sadly at present there are to many blank pages inside the dust jacket

  10. draliman

    We’ve certainly generated a feast for him. I’m glad he’s planning on leaving and not destroying!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do agree with you…thankfully so far he has been quite a friendly sort of being,

  11. plaridel

    interesting snippet for what could be a published novel someday.

    1. Michael Humphris

      To be published would be great

  12. bearmkwa

    Nice to know I’m not the only one that struggled. Great snippet you’ve shared.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you bearmkwa It is better to struggle than not try,

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