Friday Fiction: After Lunch

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play.  Check out the link at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.


“Where did that come from?”

“Perhaps it’s an invitation to a new world.”

“Perhaps it’s a trap.”

“Well, we won’t know if we don’t cross it.”

“It could be dangerous.”

“It will be an adventure.”

“What if we can’t get back?”

“Then we will adapt to life in an alien world.”

They stood in silence and stared at the gateway to an unknown world.

“You’re right. We can’t spend our whole lives being afraid of what might be.”

“So we’re going?”

“We’re going.”

They took a tentative step for word, stopped, proudly lifted their heads, and boldly move forward.

“Lunch is ready.”

“Coming, Ma.”