Microfiction: Trouble

A 92 word bit of fun for the Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT ยฉJill Wisoff


The contraption seemed to have stopped, so I picked myself up off the floor and fiddled with the stupid door handle. With a final wrench, the door flew open and I was hit by a deafening cacophony of traffic, car horns blaring and the screaming of a huge crowd. The sky was black, but there was no mistaking them. Wherever Iโ€™d landed, however many light years through space Iโ€™d travelled, the three demons had followed me. For the first time, I regretted dumping the Doctor in that fun fair on Alpha Centauri.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

62 thoughts on “Microfiction: Trouble”

      1. I didn’t have a TV when I was a student and I went to France to work with my first job, couldn’t speak French so there was no great urge to get one there either ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I think I’m the only one on the planet who hasn’t watch Dr. Who. That said, I enjoyed this very much and would hate to open the door to that cacophony myself!

      1. And the only reason I know what the Tardis is, is because of this group… Dr. Who and Tardis have shown up a number of times over the years… Maybe one day on Netflix… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2. I know that my nieces got into watching it… Have no idea if they started at the beginning or even if there is a newer version? I’m a tad clueless on this one!

      1. I have to admit, the crowds there are too much for me. Tourists! and those that feed upon them. Not a good combination.

  2. Great atmosphere of tension and chaos. Like Dale, I never watched Dr. Who, but your story is so interesting, I really must give it a go now.

  3. What a fun take on Doctor Who! Fancy leaving him behind – although if you were going to do that, a funfair would be the ideal place.
    I remember the very first episode…the scenery used to wobble…but they had some subtle thinking. In series 1, the Daleks at first seemed like good guys, and when they referred to mutants living in the wilderness outside their city we all thought “Oo-er! What could be even worse than these creatures?” Then we discovered that the mutants were in fact humanoid, possessing all the attributes of humanity. That was a shift in perspective that has lived with me ever since.

    1. I wish I remember the first series. I have memories in black and white, but we were probably the last family in the western world to get colourโ€”my dad thought it was unnatural ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d probably remember the Patrick Troughton episodes if I saw them again, but it’s Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker I remember best.

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