Invasion

Posted: October 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

In response to today’s photo prompt, kindly posted by our fearless leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, I’ve dipped my toes into the water of Sci-fi. Thanks to one and all who read my attempt! Happy Wednesday/Friday.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Tiny creatures skittered beneath the dome of Bento’s trap.
Some had eight legs, others too many to count.
The first in the collecton were brilliant red and smelled like newly fallen rain.
This last batch, these puce-colored, two-headed beasts filled the dome with the stench of carrion.
And the screeches! That was the worst.

Still, Bento knew it was up to him to gather each and every one.
Whether it was covered in feathers or scales;
fell from the sky at noon, midnight or three.

The first hoard ate his father, the second his mother and son.

 

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Comments
  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Ergh. Well, I’, glad that’s Bento’s job and not mine, I’d be useless at it!

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    Chilling! It’s such a pretty picture, and so many of us have gone for horror!

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  3. Your depiction of Bento’s world is very grisly and realistic

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  4. Yikes! What an ending. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. Oh this is so chilling, and that ending! :0 Great write.

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  6. plaridel says:

    scary, i guess he’s next in line. 🙂

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  7. When you have bugs you are supposed to call an exterminator. I hope Bento is like Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  8. subroto says:

    Deliciously scary story. Gives a whole new meaning to “Bento’s box”.

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  9. Dale says:

    When you start added numerous legs, you give me the creepy-crawlies!

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  10. draliman says:

    Ugh, I don’t envy him his task!

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  11. James McEwan says:

    My goodness an invasion of the consuming bugs, at least he has them under control – at last.

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  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    Scary creatures these are. Bento better collect them whenever they may fall and how many they may be. A creepy plot nicely told.

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  13. Dear Lish,

    This truly gave me the creeps. Good job! Tis the season. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  14. ceayr says:

    Sorry, but this made me laugh.
    Bento doesn’t seem too bright, so I hope he keeps a close count of his fingers!

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    • Wonderful! I hadn’t thought of it as funny but as Mom used to say, “To each his own.” I’ll advise Bento to keep track of all his digits. Thanks for reading and leaving such a delightful reply.

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  15. Bento’s out there doing God’s work. To quote Mike Rowe “It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.”

    Great work 🙂

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  16. granonine says:

    This just makes me shudder–which means you wrote it very well 🙂

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  17. StuHN says:

    Love this. Makes me wonder if the rotunda under the dome has destructive purposes. He certainly has reasons. Thanks, Alicia.

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  18. For just dipping your toe, you did a fantastic job with sci-fi. Well-done! I imagined the creatures and had the shivers, then was terrified for Bento.

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  19. An excellent Halloween story. Now all we need is a campfire and feel of something crawling on the back of your neck.

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  20. pennygadd51 says:

    Although they were insect-like, were the creatures sentient, even perhaps intelligent? I do hope not…
    Creepy-crawly story! Brrrr!

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  21. I do not like bugs… now I like them less! Very creepy and well done!!

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  22. I actually shivered whilst reading this – that doesn’t often happen!

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  23. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh no!! Whoa what a great sci fi piece

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  24. jillyfunnell says:

    Kind of nightmarish, especially the multi-legged part. Well done!

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  25. Poor Bento… I wonder why he was hired for such an ordeal…

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  26. Rather Bento than me, I can barley touch a snail’s shell

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  27. Wow, that was creepy!

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