Eye Wonder

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

“It’s an eye,” he said, looking up.

I snickered. “What? No way.”

Somber and serious, he nodded. “Yep. It’s watching us. Always has been.”

“Whose eye is it then?” Wait. Was I actually considering his preposterous claim?

“Theirs. They’re watching us.”

“Why would they be watching us?” I kicked myself for asking. Stop it! There is no eye and there is no they.

“To know the best time to invade.”

“That’s ridiculous. Prove it.”

He stared at me, as if I was the one being absurd. “There is no proof of anything. But it could very well be an eye.”

100 Words

Friday Fictioneers is a compilation of writers from around the world who gather online weekly, guided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge? To write a story in 100 words or less based on a new photo prompt. Thanks to Roger Bultot for this week’s “eye-popping” photo prompt. 🙂

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18 Responses to Eye Wonder

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Personally, I’ve always thought the destiny of the world was controlled by noiseless invisible elephants atop the Eiffel Tower

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    You can’t prove a negative, so the possibility will always be there! Good fun Jan 🙂


  3. subroto says:

    Nice one Jan. If you truly believe in something then no proof is ever required.


  4. Dear Jan,

    This reminds me of home. A certain hubsand glues himself to the TV documentaries about “ancient alien” (insert eye-roll here). At any rate, the conversation draws us in and sets the stage. Well done.




  5. StuHN says:

    By the end of this, I was picturing Statler and Waldorf (grumpy old Muppets). Even heard their voices. This was funny and, as usual, well written. BTW: I vote on the Eye. They are always watching.


  6. You can’t argue with delusional!

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  7. granonine says:

    The Eye in the Sky has survived many centuries, many cultures. Not always called that, not always looking the same. People seem to like the idea, though 🙂


  8. It’s more of a idea, call it eye or otherwise. Good story.


  9. It is only their mother, watching over them and ready to call them out if they do something wrong. Or maybe it really is the aliens. Nice work.

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  10. truthsbyruth says:

    Jan! Do I detect a hint of the supernatural here??????


  11. Dale says:

    If he believes it, then it is so… doesn’t really matter if he is the only one now, does it? 🙂


  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    If an attack happens, why only this building? Attack will happen all over, which can be watched from sky. When we start thinking of dooms day scenario, we forget all logic. Nicely told story of a suspecting mind.


  13. They’ll not accept the truth till it is too late, and the alien ship targets its beams on the White House, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Pyramids, Taj Mahal etc 🙂


  14. James McEwan says:

    So true, we all live beneath a watchful eye of some kind or another, good to bad.


  15. jillyfunnell says:

    I am on the side of the eye. And, according to Bobby Vee, the night has a thousand more of them.

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  16. pennygadd51 says:

    Your dialogue, interspersed with the narrator’s thoughts, is very realistic and believable, and it tells the story well. Kudos!


  17. lisarey1990 says:

    Well, each to their own … nicely told!


  18. Can’t prove it, can’t disprove it, always a possibility.


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