Sunday Photo Fiction – April 15th 2018

Here is this week’s photo prompt. I’m glad it will continue as Susan is taking over the reins for this challenge next month. Thank you!

As expected with any new attraction, the cars were full and swung high above the valley taking in the most spectacular views of the landscape amid excited chatter and exclamations of wonder.
Then all that changed.

The noise was deafening, and several stood up in the hope to find escape from the pods containing them, though to exit meant certain death due to the depth of the ravine below.
Children were crying, women were screaming, and the men were trying to keep it all together for the sake of their families.

The Beasts were coming towards them at full pelt, delirious at the thought of human meat conveniently canned before them.
The occupants realised the situation was hopeless, and consoled themselves with the thought that at least they would all die together.
Most families sat on the floor, holding hands or embracing each other in group hugs as they waited for the inevitable.

It never came.
The projectors were turned off and the pods continued to move towards their docking station.
The trembling and terrified were escorted to waiting medical teams.
It was doubtful the latest ride at the theme park would be continued after this.

196 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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15 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – April 15th 2018

  1. scifihammy says:

    hahaha This is superb! 😀

  2. Susan says:

    I’m planning a trip to Vail Colorado this summer and want to ride one of the gondolas to the top of the mountain. This type of ride would Not be to my liking at all. Nice story.

  3. ceayr says:

    Sounds like Jurassic Park with wild roller coasters, great fun!

  4. Mike says:

    What a great piece of flash. Now if the medic’s were also projections, heaven held them.

  5. James says:

    I get the feeling for a ride like this, you should have to sign some sort of waiver before being allowed to get on.

  6. Ha ha ha, what a ride you took us on 🙂

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