Sunday Photo Fiction – December 9, 2018

Our photo choice this week is very apt for the holiday season!

Photo by an anonymous donor for Sunday Photo Fiction

It was total mayhem.
Queues were building outside, and notices had gone up on the doors about changes to luggage processing. Every bag had to be checked before it was put on the conveyor as the computers had failed and the scanning machines were off line. With recent events, nothing was being left to chance.
For every six people seen processed, fifteen more arrived.
Sam burst out laughing when the announcement came apologising for the inconvenience.
He turned round and headed for home.
The authorities had been warned about this cyber attack but done nothing about it.
The Resistance would be pleased.

102 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – December 9, 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    It’s how modern wars will be fought. Topical take Di. I lost my mobile network thanks to O2 during the week, it doesn’t take much to cripple modern society!

    • One of the DIY stores lost their computer system and everything sold had to be handwritten on sheets! Reminded me of my banking days as we had no computers inbranch then other than a processing terminal and credits and debits didn’t register until the following day.

  2. Sadje says:

    This is good, so realistic!

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    There are generations of people who have never lived without the aid of computers and have no idea how it was done,, by us…. Very nice take.

    • I get some very funny looks when I’m at the checkout and have the right money becuse I can still add up pretty well in my head! It’s why they like me to chalk at darts as I can take away too.

  4. ceayr says:

    Yep, we are technologically dependent as a species now. Can’t see it ending well!

  5. Like Iain, I was left mobile-less for a while last week. Actually, I quite liked it!

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    Ah! Sam is part of the cyber attacking group. He should be proud, so many people are being inconvenienced. He must have his reason.

  7. Susan says:

    The reliance on technology is frightening but also intriguing. I am in awe of how airlines manage the magnitude of flights, passengers, baggage, customer complaints and everything else with as few problems as they do. When it goes wrong, however, it really goes wrong.

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