Friday Fictioneers — Alone

8982DA0D-6588-4582-867A-CEA9A15517B4Dressed and ready for some coffee, Mark took the elevator to the hotel’s meeting room level on the third floor. He found the coffee station and poured himself a cup.

No one was around, which Mark found strange, given that the first meeting was scheduled to start in ten minutes. He took the elevator to the first floor and saw that not a soul was there. No guests, no one at the checkout counter, no doormen.

He stepped outside and saw that the streets were empty of cars and people. Totally alone, Mark wondered where everyone had gone.

(98 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers. Photo credit: Yvette Prior.

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Alone

  1. Sadje September 28, 2018 / 5:49 am

    Good use of the word, alone. But a bit creepy if you imagine the whole thing.

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    • Fandango September 28, 2018 / 9:22 am

      I don’t know. Where do you think they went?


  2. baddadcartoons101 September 28, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Sounds terrible to be the last one left after the rapture, but hey, all the coffee you want!

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      • Marleen September 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

        Excellent! I tried to think of good reasons people would disappear [didn’t come up with any]. (Other than that, I felt like Sadje… creepy thought.)


    • Fandango September 29, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Someone commented on the Rapture. So maybe he was not worthy?

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      • granonine September 29, 2018 / 1:00 pm

        Well, yes, that had crossed my mind, but it didn’t seem you had intended that. He wouldn’t have been completely alone. And being part of the Rapture depends not on worthiness, but on faith. In reality, no one is truly worthy.

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  3. Marleen September 29, 2018 / 9:19 am

    I just got Granonine’s reference (to the left behind series).

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  4. Abhijit Ray September 29, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Where is everyone?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 29, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      That’s what he wants to know.


  5. Suchita September 30, 2018 / 2:52 am

    The possibilities of what happens next are endless! Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

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