Kryptonite #FridayFictioneers

The man walked around the car, smiling slightly at the Kansas license plate still stuck in the corner of the rear view windshield.
“What brings you here, anyway?” asked the mover’s assistant.
“World peace,” the man replied.
The movers glanced at each other.
“A few thousand years too late,” the mover said. “Everything in order with the car?”
“Yes, it’s fine,” the man said as he folded himself into the driver’s side.
As soon as he reached an empty stretch of highway, he stopped, got out of the car, picked it up, and blasted off into the sky.


This is what I thought of when I saw the Kansas license plate in the picture.  Anyway…Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.

I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.  The weekly photo that inspired this story is below:



About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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5 Responses to Kryptonite #FridayFictioneers

  1. granonine says:

    Unique and fun. I’m no good at editorial criticism. I’m just always amazed at all the creativity here!

  2. Miles Rost says:

    HA! Love it! Love this! Very much so! Great job!

  3. Liz Young says:

    Ooh! A space story – or a superhero? Well done.

  4. An intriguing tale. All I can critique is rear view, in my dictionary is hyphenated. A tad unsure what the purpose of the movers and their assistant was, when the man was there too…

  5. Well done. The dialogue is spot on. I like how he blasts into the sky. And I believe he might get world peace.

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