100WW — Hot Air Balloons

6E44303D-5EEC-4028-AF78-D6326386858B“Look, Al,” Helen said, pointing to sky as they walked to their car after picking up a few things at the mall. “Hot air balloons.”

Al looked up and crinkled his brow. “Yes,” he said, “but it’s weird. They usually fly over in the valley, not anywhere near here.”

“They’re pretty,” Helen said.

“I suppose,” Al shrugged as he opened the car’s trunk and put the packages in them. He had just slammed the trunk shut when he heard the first explosion.

“Helen, get in the car!” he shouted when he saw the laser beams. “Those aren’t hot air balloons!”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.

10 thoughts on “100WW — Hot Air Balloons

  1. Shweta Suresh August 22, 2019 / 3:35 am

    Ohh wow. That’s such a dark twist. Great take on the prompt, Fandango.

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  2. bikurgurl August 22, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    Love the foreshadowing used in this piece – difficult to do in 100 words, but you have an eye for adventure! Thank you for joining us again this week 😊

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      • bikurgurl August 22, 2019 / 11:08 pm

        My pleasure! Your stories are always a surprise and a joy to read 🖤


  3. leigha66 August 22, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    I will never look at hot air balloons the same again. Great story!

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