An Outsiders Perspective – Friday Fictioneers


Gazing down from this medium-rise building, I wonder at the existence of man. The marvels of the modern world are so primitive. The monoliths are economical, but space is wasted for unnecessary amenities.

Kitchens, tables, even beds. Truly, man spends too much time at all of these things. Time lost in chatter about celebrities or some slight done to them.

I wonder at which point they will realize that pills can replace food – removing the need for refrigerators and tables, and sleep can be removed through medicinal aid.

I guess for as long as I am stranded here, I will never understand.


This post is written in response to the weekly Friday Fictioneers challenge. A personal favorite, as the lovely lady that runs it takes the time to read every story and comment. The community is amazing. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less that comes to mind from the photo provided. 

16 thoughts on “An Outsiders Perspective – Friday Fictioneers

  1. O dear it’s the outsider that needs to wake up, for to dream is to live, and to eat is to smile. Whilst to read is to love: Loved this. Celebrities yes I can do without that.


  2. Oh, Outsider, what you are missing! You will never know the wonders of living. Go back from whence you came and you can have a few celebs and politicians to take with you.


  3. He has a point with the celebreties and wasting time, but I bet that this Alien will open a luxury hotel with gourmet restaurant within the next ten years. 😉 Great take, love it.

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  4. Interesting…makes me think of futuristic humans or transhumanism, but at the same time, it could be an alien. Heck, it sounds like me about two years ago – I developed this odd fear of “tampered” food, lost 45+ pounds, and literally did not eat for two years. I didn’t sleep, either, but lived off coffee, diet pills, and anxiety medication. It’s not a happy way to live, my fingernails still look malnourished. Great story!


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