HALO TRANSPORTATION SERVICE – A PARABLE

Israel was the first country to invest in the new teleportation technology. Rows of Halos appeared, bright neon circles suspended from wires.

Problems were soon reported: people would unwittingly be swept up through a Halo and be deposited seconds later in a different part of the country.

Then the disappearances started, people sucked into the air were never seen again. Theories of parallel universes and time travel abounded.

The Halo Transportation System was dismantled, apart from one neon circle on the corner of Ramban Street, kept open in case any of the disappeared should one day find their way home.


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Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


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70 thoughts on “HALO TRANSPORTATION SERVICE – A PARABLE

  1. Ahh! whisked away to never be seen again, that could be a little scary. Great tale though. just don’t think I want to try that technology yet!
    Yay on the review! They are right, definitely well paced, kept turning the pages, the only drawback was I ran out of pages to turn! 🙂

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  2. This made so much sense that it was spooky … 😉 Yep, if the technology would be developed it would likely be Israel … or with Israeli input …
    For the moment, when I visit, I’ll stay away from the corner of Rambam street: If it is a two-way halo, I don’t wanna go MIA, and if it is a one-way, I don’t want someone pancaking me … 😉

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  3. It’s a good thing we have a couple of hundred years before Captain Kirk needs one of those.

    I’m picturing people walking cautiously around the halos once they started sweeping people away. How long before people were walking a block or two out of their way?

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  4. In this day and age of traffic congestion, I think teleportation should be a transport of choice. Provided of course we reach at the right address. I wish I had my personal teleportation device.

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  5. Congratulations on the great Amazon review for your book, Iain. This was a great sci-fi story. I would never want to be one of those to try iffy new things. Don’t look for my name as wanting to go to the moon. You made this halo transportation sound possible, then scary. Well done. —- Suzanne

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