Flash Fiction Friday: Watchful Eyes


Here is this week’s entry into the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy!

“They don’t know, do they?”

“Know? Of course they don’t know, don’t be silly. They’ll get on the trolley and go their merry way.”

“But shouldn’t they know?”

“Why? What good would it do?”

“It’s just, I don’t know, it feels wrong.”

“This is how we’ve done it for centuries, millennia maybe.”

“Always like this?”


“You don’t sound so sure.”

“For crying out loud, what’s got into you this morning? Stop with these nonsense questions and get back to your job.”

“I think the little girl notices.”

“The little ones always notice. No one ever believes them, though.”

“Do you think she’s afraid?”


“Are you afraid?”

“That’s why we’re here, isn’t it? To make sure it doesn’t happen?”

“But, why hidden? Why not show ourselves and show them what will happen?”

“Because they’d rebel. That’s what they do if they believe they’re imprisoned.”

“They are imprisoned. We imprisoned them.”

“They don’t have to know.”

“For how long?”

“Until we’re sure. The universe is depending on us.”

“I miss our own planet.”

“Me, too.”


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This one’s a bit odd for me. Wasn’t sure where I was going, but I kind of like it. A little conversation between aliens. 🙂 Wonder what disaster they think they’re preventing?


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12 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday: Watchful Eyes

  1. Oooh I definitely want to read more! You’ve written a delectable snippet and now I have so many questions. Where did these aliens come from? What’s their mission? How long have they been coming here?

    Bravo Russell! 🙂

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