It’s Been One of Those Days

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

The thunderous droning of the swarm drove the servants of the palace to flee screaming while cupping their ears. Winged demons buzzed tumultuously throughout the city, stinging and biting. The wrath of the Almighty was severe. Abu, Pharaoh’s most faithful servant searched frantically for the God-King. He burst into the throne room, sealing the doors behind him and collapsing in the empty chamber. The tiny beasts had not yet penetrated this far. Catching sight of the arm of the throne, Abu wailed in fear. A locust of lapis and gold fluttered it’s wings. The wrath of the Almighty was severe.

Word Count: 100

[This is my entry into this weeks Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Use the photo prompt to create a short story in 100 words or less.]


29 thoughts on “It’s Been One of Those Days

    1. I hadn’t looked at it like that, but yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I have a comedy screenplay in the works (that is currently collecting a fine coating of dust) that looks at the world of superheroes and supervillains from the perspective of the hired henchmen and laborers that build the secret lairs and operate the equipment. Hint: The pay isn’t bad but termination of employment is rather permanent. 😉


  1. jellico84

    We can only imagine how terrifying the plague of locusts was. You’ve captured that fear well. I can almost hear the buzzing, and clacking. Terrifying, indeed.

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  2. Royal looking locusts in the throne room seems very appropriate. Though for a moment I had thought that the locust was one of the ornaments of the throne room that came to life, which was an extra horrifying thought.

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  3. Ah yes, the wrath of God is great, and inescapable. Nice job capturing the terror of that experience, for one of those other people you never read about in the books, the unnamed casualties of disasters caused by the main characters. (Next stop: Avengers movies, as told from the perspective of the average office and restaurant workers in that city.)

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