Thank you again to MadisonWoods for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/vertigo/
For those who are new, MadisonWoods shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers will compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come and play. Do it. It’s fun.
Here’s my contribution, again, somewhat early. But, I’ve limited internet and must make hay when the sun shines.
“Here comes another.”
“Thought we’d seen the last.”
“Coming to port.”
“Feeble. Adrift in this destitute ether, and we an almighty battleship, reduced to scourging the flotsam. The indignation.”
“In range of flame-jets in ten seconds.”
“Don’t they understand the world? We’re of science, not superstition.”
“In range, Sir. Awaiting orders.”
“Open port torpedo portals. Make ready.”
“Sir. she’s coming about.”
“What’s this new game?”
“She’s broadsiding. Her guns are hot. Orders, Sir.”
Expanding flash, ship ablaze, puckered flesh.
One parched whisper.