Christenson fell to his knees, his hands raised to the skies, his face a scream of agony.

‘Show yourself!’ he cried.

Outside the storm tore at the earth. Debris battered against the protective dome. Trees, buildings, animals – all tossed asunder.

Inside the palm trees were still, the climate pleasant. Only the constant howling noise broke through.

How could anyone believe? No one had faith anymore. It was the end of times and He was absent.

‘For our sake, show yourself!’ Christenson beseeched the heavens.

A dark shadow passed over the sky.

Christenson watched in horror as the giant hand reached down and the first panes were crushed.

Copyright J Hardy Carroll

Written for Friday Fictioneers 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.



67 responses to “END TIMES”

  1. Which is why we need to build better and stronger domes, to keep gods out. They’ve been messing with us since the beginning of mythology. This is our world. We don’t need illegal immigrants coming down from the heavens.

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  2. The terror and desperation of the guy are beautifully described. He should better have stayed quiet though. I love the humorous horror of the ending.

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  3. At first glance I mistakenly read: Christendom fell to its knees, which would have been apocalyptic enough. 😊

    I like you retributive God, busy destroying the world, but not too busy to lend a hand to this modern Noah, who I assume is a favorite.

    But you twist the knife with the consequence of God’s answer –it means Christenson is no longer protected from the whirlwind.

    Very Oedipal–consequences for pride–for the impertinence of demanding individual special treatment.

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  4. Wonderfully dramatic- I love the description of trees, buildings and animals being flung against the dome, I can imagine the man cowering inside. It could be a fire and brimstone sermon about man’s hubris !

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