So Long, Farewell!

Photo Prompt © Renee Heath

“When do the fireworks start?” Bob asked impatiently as he gulped down the last of his beer.

Jim shook his head and said, “I have absolutely no idea, mate.”

Steve got up and said, “Let me go and check.”

The trio now walked inside their Villa, and Steve started fiddling with some instruments.

“Aah, got it!” Steve cried out elatedly.

Together, the three now put their hands on a massive red button, and pressed hard.

And with a loud BOOM, Earth exploded.

“Finally,” Jim beamed, “I was getting kind of sick of the frequent visitors from the home planet!”

*************************************************************************************99 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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39 Responses to So Long, Farewell!

  1. draliman says:

    They should have moved further away. Though who’s going to do their laundry now? Fun!

  2. Kislaya says:

    That was very unexpected… it’s like throwing the baby with the bathwater! I am sure they will regret this.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    A student prank. They’ll regret it later

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I wonder if they have thought this through…!

  5. Yikes! I wasn’t expecting that. Nicely done, Anurag. 🙂

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    There comes a time after sufficient beer that it becomes essential to have a kebab and then destroy something…

  7. plaridel says:

    it’s very trumpish if you ask me. it’s like burning the house to roast the pig.

  8. Alice Audrey says:

    This fits awfully well with an audio book I’m listening to: Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card.

  9. Abhijit Ray says:

    Three friends exploded earth sitting on another planet? Such animosity!

  10. Sandra says:

    Not sure they’ve thought this through…

  11. A somewhat drastic way to eradicate a minor irritant methinks. Bang on!

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  12. Marian Green says:

    That was a bit drastic.

  13. granonine says:

    Rather an explosive solution to something no more than a pesty problem.

  14. Dear Anurag,

    That was unexpected. Ouch!



  15. Not much of firework… a big boom… there should be colors and sparks… and then in the end everyone should cheer.

  16. gahlearner says:

    Eee… frightened chuckle here. What a twist!

  17. Jade M. Wong says:

    Oh wow! Thats…not an explosion they can take back!! What an ending LOL

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