SYMBIONT

The final clue had led her here, to the building decorated with rhombi in shades of green.

She didn’t know where the clues came from, they just appeared in her head. Someone, or something, was planting them there. All she had to do was follow.

What were they trying to tell her? She didn’t know, only that it felt like her destiny.

On the wall an emergency exit sign, the little green man, was that their joke? Telling her to leave, to get out? But go where? She prayed for an answer.

FBI Agent Buller stared at the grainy closed circuit footage of the woman. How had she found the secure facility? She must not see what was hidden inside the building.

He watched the tactical unit close in on her as she stood with her eyes closed, her hands clasped together. Interference covered the screen. When the picture returned the woman was gone. The soldiers were on the ground, writhing in pain from the alien toxin.

Buller turned and walked away. It had begun.


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Copyright Enisa

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

35 responses to “SYMBIONT”

  1. Isn’t it interesting what rhombi can do when they put their minds to it?

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    1. One of the best shapes 🙂

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  2. Most engaging Iain, so where to from here?

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    1. I will have to figure that out and get back to you! Thanks Michael

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  3. Brilliant story! Lots of great ideas packed in there.

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  4. This feels like an encounter which will bode bad for everyone on planet earth. A fine story Iain

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    1. It’s not the start of something good, that’s for sure. Thanks Michael.

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  5. Look forward to a series based on this one 🙂

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    1. We’ll see Reena 🙂

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  6. Silly aliens, they ruin all the fun.. Hah!

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    1. They never seem to come just for a friendly chat, do they?!

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      1. Probably jet lag Hah!

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  7. They never stood a chance. Nice but of intrigue in the ending (?)

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    1. The Beginning of the end perhaps? Thanks Mark

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  8. This sounds like the start of a great novel. You can’t leave it in suspense. It has begun – how will it end. Really suspenseful.

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    1. Thank you Irene 🙂

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  9. A right mix for this prompt.

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  10. Is there going to be more Iain?

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    1. I hadn’t thought past this bit of flash fiction. Aliens and Sci-Fi are not my normal genre, but who knows, maybe one day!

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      1. Hopefully…………..

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  11. Agent “Buller”. Cute. The truth is out there.

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    1. I honestly didn’t intend that, but a happy coincidence! Thanks James.

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      1. It was the first thing I noticed after “FBI.” Cute creepy theme music.

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  12. Wow, great story! Very chilling and mysterious!

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  13. Aah, Resident Evil meets Independence Day 🙂 Excellent thriller.

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  14. I was not expecting that. Although in hindsight, the foreshadowing was there. I especially loved the last line, so chilly and so captivating.

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    1. Thank you Em, much appreciated.

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  15. So much story, such a great build of tension, and you leave us waning to know what happens next…. Well done,

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