Hop, Hop, Pop!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium


A short story inspired by the 3rd January 2018 Picture Prompt from the Imaginarium House.


Hop, Hop, Pop!

“Here it is, the very first one, armed and ready to go.” The man in the white coat holds out a tiny silver colored frog. It is really quite beautiful in a cold kind of way, so long as you remain oblivious to its true purpose.

A little tiny innocuous frog, remote controlled from a distance. It’s movements silent; nobody would notice one of them as they hopped around inside packed venues, conference rooms. It’s blue eyes became the eyes of the operator who could see when it had gained the desired position. A simple press of a switch, a pop, and BANG! An unexpected explosion, the like of which had never been seen before.

“How many do we have ready?” the man in the suit asked.

“By the end of the day there will be 500, armed and ready to be put into action.”

“Good, that’s excellent.” The man in the suit studied the controller, looked at the frog, then looked up as his seven year old son pushed through the door.

“That’s so cool, Dad. Let me see!”

Pushing forward he knocks his father’s hand which knocks a button. 450 frogs, all in range – hop, hop, pop, BOOM!


Submitted: January 21, 2018

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Lionel Walfish

Well now, that's unusual, for sure!

Good one, Hully !

Sun, January 21st, 2018 7:13pm

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Just meant to brig a smile, Lionel. Glad you enjoyed it.

Sun, January 21st, 2018 11:26am

Mike S.

Ha--excellent, Hull!

Sun, January 21st, 2018 7:57pm

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A short and slightly silly write, just for the fun of it. Glad you enjoyed it, Mike!

Sun, January 21st, 2018 12:01pm

Sue Harris

Short, but not short of the wow factor, Hully. Brilliant interpretation of the image.

Sun, January 21st, 2018 11:05pm

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Now this was just for fun, and hopefully brought a smile. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment, Sue.

Mon, January 22nd, 2018 5:44am

Jeff Bezaire

What a unique story with a great surprise ending! It is scary what technology allows us to create these days and so much of technology is used for ill means. It's innocent people who more often are victims of people's private wars, and sadly, they tend to be the target, too.
A fantastic piece of flash fiction, Hully! A complete story with a resonant message told in a few paragraphs. Nice job!

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 12:13am

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Thanks, Jeff. Glad you enjoyed it!

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 4:38am

jaylisbeth

Short and such an entertaining read, Hully :)

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 2:34pm

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This was meant to bring a smile, jaylisbeth. A bit of picture prompt silliness, really. Thanks for reading.

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 10:49am

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