Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow.

Paula is our guest host for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge this week while he is recuperating from his Hip injury.
This week’s photo is credited to darksouls1 on Pixabay. It depicts a seated man staring at a glowing globe. The background is dark and hazy, but you can faintly see wall-to-wall shelves filled with books.

Here’s my take:
Geography was never his good point, but he’d been told to check out the local library, aisle 6 and look at the globe.
Intrigued, he did as he was bid and lo and behold, found a rather dull looking orb nestled amongst the atlases.
He picked it up and carried it to the desk but as he sat down in the chair, the orb grew warm in his hands and began to glow.

The library just vapoured away leaving him in a golden bubble looking down on the Earth. As the orb began to vibrate, he was given the best geography lesson of his life, watching the antelope, zebras, elephants and lions of Africa in their natural habitat, only to be whisked away seconds later to Greenland bordering on the Antarctic ocean and the shores of Canada.
For the next hour he was transported everywhere in the world, then the orb began to fade and he found himself in the library once more.

The next day he commented about his adventures and the old man looked confused.
‘Didn’t you find the globe in aisle 6 as I told you?’
‘Yes,’ he said ‘and it began to glow in my hand.’
‘Nay lad. You wouldn’t have been able to lift it, it’s made of solid stone and stands on a concrete plinth.’


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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11 Responses to Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow.

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, I wonder what he found

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Great ending!! Magical.

  3. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story Di.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Magic works that way all the time… (smiling to my self)

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    I’ve always wanted to travel the world on a budget. Where can I get one of those orbs? 🙂

  6. I loved the magic and mystery in this story.

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