Through the Telescope

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Sir, you might want to see this.”

The senior astronomer at the FMT (Field of Many Telescopes) peered through the eyepiece. “Huh. Can you get into focus?”

“I’ve tried, sir. This is as good as it gets. That’s not a meteor headed for Earth is it?”

“Can’t be. It’s moving too erratically.”

Then the fly buzzed off leaving the two men dumbfounded.


This is a story in 100 words or fewer (this one happens to be exactly 100) for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle-Wisoff-Fields based on the photo above. Click the blue frog to read more stories inspired by this photo!