Sunday Photo Fiction: Human History

Every week a photo is used as a prompt to write a piece of fiction with around 200 words in it. If you would like to have a go, then visit the page HERE, or if you would like to read other stories, then click in this LINK. Each new  challenge starts on a Sunday at 4am BST (British Summer Time) and finishes at 4am BST the following Sunday. If you want to have a go, you don’t have to write it on a Sunday, you have a week. Sometimes, I don’t write mine until the Saturday before due to not a lot of time elsewhere.

This is the story of a Vakarian named Dan and his friend Dahlia. They live on the planet Vakaria, and Humans have been there for more than five centuries, first in conflict and then in peace. Recently, some murders have been occurring where the victims have been mutilated. As Vakarians have three eyes, three legs and four arms, they are having limbs amputated, and on occasion, humans are having them attached. It is yet unknown whether the victims are alive or dead at this time.

Dan used to be a Private Investigator, and when he was in his office last, an elevator with a human friend of theirs in plummeted down the shaft and crashed into the floor.

You can read the story so far HERE

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Reaching the Humanity Museum, Dan and Dahlia had to fight their way through a throng of humans waving flags of all different shapes and colours, with the majority being the flags with a blue rectangle covered with stars in the top left, with red and white horizontal stripes covering the remainder of the flag.

As they fed their way through the crowd, Dan tapped a human on the shoulder and asked what was going on. The man he spoke to grinned and said “On Earth today is the Fourth of July – a huge celebration for Americans so we celebrate it as well.” Nodding, as if he understood, they made their way to the escalator leading up through the replica of the planet Earth. As they reached the top, more humans milled around making it difficult to move, Dan reached back for Dahlia’s hand and weaved through the sea of people.

They finally reached the Serial Killer Historical Section and started looking through the list of killers, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Liu Pengli, as far up as Raymond Montgomery in 2235. He found one instance of a similarity, and the face with the name he found shocked him.

*Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer and Liu Pengli were real serial killers.
Raymond Montgomery is a fictitious name and bears no resemblance to anybody living or dead

26 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Human History

  1. AL, it’s a compelling read and love the narrative that makes it a story to sit and watch. I can see it evolve in front of me and u such a naturally gifted writer…time to pen a novella:)

  2. I think I missed the one or two before this… but I like how you added the celebration in there. 🙂
    I was at local family for a good part of the day. And while I finally got my piece written, a Sonja Series – I couldn’t post it until 9 pm my time. Rest well.

    My sleep will be interrupted with neighbors celebrating with little bits of fireworks. And we can here (though not see) the different local parks that will celebrate throughout the weekend.

    Cheers, Jules.

    • Thanks Jules. I haven’t done part of this story for a couple of weeks, I did some stand alones, same with Friday Fictioneers. I haven’t done anything there for a couple of weeks due to ending my course with tests. Now they are over, I can start to think about changing things around again, and maybe getting Haibun Thinking back up and running again

    • I thought I would add it in to my story. Say it is still being celebrated 1000 years from now on a different planet. Of course, that is only one celebration. There are thousands around the world and no doubt they will all be celebrated 1000 years from now, even new ones.

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