Mini-sketches flash fiction

From today’s 750 Words

Edgar piloted the spaceship like a true pro, running the ion engines at two-hundred percent capacity. The asteroid field loomed ahead. It was full of shuttles weaving to and fro, knitting together the galaxy with trade. He slipped in behind a cruiser and hit the afterburners, blinking just in time to avoid watching as he crashed into the nuclear engines of the cruiser, turning his ship into dust and making the nebula just that little bit brighter.

Flying saucer-gages were all the rage. Who would have thought that by forming a sausage in the shape of a saucer, they would be so conductive to hyperactive marketing schemes? But it was true, and Eduardo was going to get rich on this. Filthy rich. Just you wait and see…

It was five minutes after four o’clock in the morning. The streets were empty, with the suburban population resting before a hateful Monday. One lone figure walked along the pathway bordering the canal. Snow began to fall slowly through the air, catching in the blades of grass, melting on the sidewalk, and splashing in the stagnant canal waters. But when the morning broke, the figure wasn’t be there, and that new day changed the world forever.

Earwigs were coming back into fashion. Jessica realized this after browsing the strip mall for several hours that Saturday. There was no way she was going to fall behind on the fad this time around. She bought three pairs in different styles that afternoon. They didn’t fit her ears very well, but she didn’t mind. The only thing in her mind was the shock and admiration of her peers. But ignorance is bliss…


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