They are coming!

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer. Do the insect sounds seem louder, you think so as a shroud of anxiety settles over you, bringing worry, it’s happening, you tried to tell them, no one would listen.
A cell pings, a text, but you can’t find it, you ask Alexa for help… “Find my phone!”
It’s Sylvia… Is this what you meant, are they here? The lab lost power, generator not working.
An overwhelming sense of loss takes over you as you find your SIG320, making sure it’s loaded.
Yes, goodbye.

 First Line Friday! Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie 

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer.

 Dylan Hughes first line and the photo immediately spoke to me and I combined the two to write this 100 word flash fiction. Click the Frog to read the other First Line Friday Stories…

2 responses

  1. Ohh Ted, so spooky and atmospheric. Is there any more?

  2. Wonderfully creepy, and it just gave me a spectacularly awful idea.
    What if the cockroaches currently running the U.S. government into the ground really are giant malevolent insects?
    ~Cie from Readers Roost~

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