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Depressing Shot

by on June 7, 2012

The word for this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge was “new”: 3: having been in a relationship or condition but a short time <new to the job> <a new wife>.  And here we go!


The land was unused to apocalypse. If it could have spoken, it would have said how strange it was that the steady sea-roar of cars passing had so quickly fallen silent, that the night sky no longer lit like day with the city’s glow but shone with new desolate clearness, marred only occasionally by the smoke that still wafted from the bombing sites. It might also have commented on the sudden appearance of a spaceship, gliding down from the sky and screeching to a halt on a weed-strewn stretch of asphalt that had once been a crammed parking lot for a bustling convention center. The door creaked open, and a slimy alien squelched out, looking grimly around the forsaken landscape. It spat disdainfully. “Damn mermaids,” it grumbled. “They’ve done it again.”

  1. hahaha, i love that the alien squelched out 😛 and is grumpy. I like grumpy aliens 🙂

  2. You’re opening line is perfect. I love the post-apocalyptic landscape you describe.
    This week we were looking for the third definition of the word new as defined on the Trifecta website. Thanks for linking up, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the new prompt.

    • Post-apocalyptic’s one of my favorite genres, so it was really fun describing.

  3. Nice first sentence! I’m intrigued by the alien’s role in all this…

    • As am I. Though I’m even more intrigued by the mermaids’ role in it all….

  4. Ooo – when the spaceship first appeared, I thought the alien was responsible. Not so! Not so at all! The alien is the too-late- savior.


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