Thursday, 12 August 2010

Friday Flash 55 - A New World

She re-checked her phone - still no signal. Every convenience had been available at the touch of a button. Internet, mobile phone, supermarket. How had people become so removed from reality? She'd need to re-learn skills that previously were instinctive to humans. To feed, clothe, warm and heal herself. Could she be the only survivor?

Flash Fiction - Each Friday, I compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. If you would like to join in the fun and games... post your story and report to the boss G-Man. If you're not interested in contributing a story, feel free to read the other entries. I'm sure any comments you have would be appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend all.

Love KB
xxx


39 comments:

Whitesnake said...

NOPE! I'm here

Whitesnake said...

XXXX

Missy said...

Hmmm you are your own colony :) I love watching those end of world shows. You know what would you do if...

You're not alone, I'm the little voice that whispers in your ear, the Blacks are playing get the binoculars LOL.

Enjoy your weekend

Stan Ski said...

They're all phoning me... every call I get seems to be a wrong number.

Mona said...

that is so true. we become so used to mechanical comforts!

Jannie Funster said...

I was kinda thinking about this the other day. How things like planting gardens, milking cows and threshing wheat might come in handy to know how to do. 'Course ya gotta havae seeds, land and such.

Hmmn.

Brian Miller said...

post apocalyptic world...what would happen if all the computers and phones went out...scary day indeed...nice 55.

G-Man said...

A little change of pace today Karen?
I loved your 55...
I bet there is enough Canned goods to last for centuries.
Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

KB said...

WS - I thought you were there!

Missy - You do make me giggle girl.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I love reading your comments :)

swputh said...

sounds like the movie "I AM A LEGEND"
good one

anthonynorth said...

Great 55. We're becoming slaves to tech.

Claudia said...

good post on our oh so technical world - my favorite quote regarding internet is: reality is something for people that don't get along with the internet...lol

John's comments said...

Oh according to experts we are building up to an end of world story with a super solar storm building up that will blow out all electronics and so crash up back to pre industrial levels when we in the west don't have the necessary skills. To hear or read my non-PC illustrated Friday 55 click here. Warning you may have to read the footnote after to make sense of it!

Austin said...

So much fun! My mind is racing as to where she could be and how she could survive! Great write.

Mine is up here

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Lovely Climax at the end.

I enjoyed it.

Patti Winters said...

You know how we have talked about creating full stories, this is a good one to continue....hint...hint...hint

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site krazyblonde-kb.blogspot.com
Is this possible?

Cheryl said...

Sometimes I wish half of the technology would just disappear. Nice 55.

Jingle said...

amazing 55...
come visit me and there is something for you.

Anonymous said...

I get thoughts like that when the power goes out. Great 55.

Monkey Man said...

Oh my God....can you image a world where we actually have to have face to face personal interaction? *shivvers*

Marja said...

A lot of food for thought and a lot told in 55 words. Yes we are becoming more dinstant from the basics and dependent on lots of mechanics Well written

Anonymous said...

ET Phone Home!!! LOL Excellent story my friend. Have a great weekend :)

Teresa said...

What a fatal 55! Guess that phone won't do any good if she did have reception. Great job.

magiceye said...

matter of evolution!
lovely!

KB said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Have a great weekend all.
x

Kavita said...

Whoa!! This is a scary thought!!!
But the fact remains, that we all need a break, some time off from all the tech gadgets...and relax in the comfort of the elements...

A neat 55!!!

Mama Zen said...

That is waaay creepy!

lime said...

ah, the solar flares finally zapped all the technology i think!

KB said...

Thanks for stopping by all :)

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

I would never survive. I'm way too soft. Great 55. Thanks for visiting mine!

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KB said...

Course you would :)

jinksy said...

Makes one think about survival in a new way!Practical people could win out over all IT nerds, in the long run! :)

KB said...

For sure.

Yvonne Osborne said...

A Brave New World?? Could we forget how to feed and clothe ourselves? Probably. Take away all of our gadgets and see if we can start a fire and keep warm.

Thanks for visting my 55. Have a good week.

KB said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Nah, you're not alone. But the rest of the people have resorted to cannibalism. Oh, maybe I've seen too many movies. :P

Nessa said...

Good thing this is not real.

KB said...

M J - You and me both.

Nessa - That would be scary.

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