Flying Saucer: First Button Flash

Here it is, the first Button Flash, 250 words written in one hour.  Kudos to Alicia B. for the first button photograph!

Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer Flash Fiction by Elizabeth JenningsJamey watched.

He held his breath and willed his body to be still, his eyes to stop blinking, his ears to stop listening to anything other than the soft humming sound that filled the air.

He watched as the pale green disc hovered in a strange glow above the ground.  He watched as light beams shot down from four round holes and held the disc aloft.

“JAMEY!  We have to go now.”

Oh  snot, Jamey thought.  He listened again for the hum.  He heard it, but it was fading away, replaced by a higher pitched sound.  Jamey froze as he watched a portion of the disc slide down to reveal a misty set of stairs.

“JAMEY!  Come on!  Time to go.”

Why can’t she shut up?  The disc began to fade, wavering in and out of sight.  Jamey held his breath until  the disc reconfigured, accompanied by a chime-like sound.  The stairs took on a shining brilliance, and Jamey felt he could no longer stay silent as he realized the source of the glow–rays of light streaming from something inside the disc, someone  inside . . . .

“JAMES ASHTON GILBERT!   You’ve said good-bye. The moving van has left.  It’s six hours to Grandma’s.”

A hand grasped his arm to pull him up, and the green button slipped from his grasp.

The beams of light disappeared.  The disc shattered.

Jamey and his mother walked past the FORECLOSURE sign and got in the car.  It started on the fourth try.


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About Elizabeth Jennings

I am an author living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My first book, The Button Collector, was released May 6, 2013, by PageSpring Publishing.
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