The Mob – Friday Fictioneers

Copyright: Sean Fallon

The last of the afternoon light dwindled.

“I can’t spend another night in the dark,” Sarah said with a tremble in her voice.

“Hmm… I might know a way that we don’t have to,” Vince said. “Mr Saunders -”

“The man with the little dog?”

“The very same… He used to keep a jar of batteries… for the apocalypse.”

“He was the first to turn,” Sarah said.

“Long gone now.”

Minutes later, the group stormed the old man’s house. Only Mr Saunders was still there. His mutation had grown – aided by the alkaline in the batteries. None survived.


This post, as always, is towards the Friday Fictioneersย prompt, and I have been provided permission for the above image through the challenge. The prompt is simple. Every week, Rochelle, our fearless blogger-leader, posts an image and you have 100 words to tell a complete story. Great community with great writers; itโ€™s a lot of fun too! Come join in the fun! ๐Ÿ™‚



21 thoughts on “The Mob – Friday Fictioneers

  1. If there were any survivors I could see them ending this story with “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” But it wasn’t a good idea. It’s almost never a good idea, especially when the apocalypse is involved.

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  2. A ghastly sight I’m sure! Will he need further stocks of batteries to prolong his mutated life? Will his alkalinity be the death of him? Will the other survivors ever see artificial light again?
    There are many questions hanging here, Melony. ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. I imagine it didn’t smell great either. I think he’ll be well fed by the 20 some odd carcasses laying around. The alkaline might give him too much high pH, tho. ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for reading!

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  3. Such a dystopian story, from such a cheery jar of batteries! But then, mine isn’t happy either… clearly that cheery jar is a harbinger of darker things! I was really hoping they’d find the batteries, and simply have flashlights that worked. Alas…

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