Mystery Lift : Friday Fictioneers : 21 March 2014

Copyright -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The staircase around lift cage seems locked in time. A calendar on its wall had just one sheet – “AgAust 1953”, the month and year his Vernian grandfather disappeared.

The calendar – at first it seemed a misspelled month – or is it?

And why just opposite to those two ornamental pieces on the lift-cage?

“Silver” and “Gold”, that’s Ag and Au on the periodic table? Ag-Au-St?

He pulled the golden amulet – didn’t budge.

A pull on the silver ring, and it folded down around the golden amulet.

A ring announced the arrival of an unseen lift– two levers inside marked “Charlie’s Chocolate Factory” & “Center of Earth”.

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100 word Flash Fiction written for Friday Fictioneers challenge dated 21 March 2014. It’s a weekly challenge organized by Rochelle Wisoff.

You can see the other Fictioneer’s take from the froggy link below –

49 responses to “Mystery Lift : Friday Fictioneers : 21 March 2014

  1. Great take on the prompt

  2. Dear Indrajit,

    I’m glad I kept reading before alerting you to your “typo.” Chocolate factory for me, please. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. Great hook. I like that one a lot! Well done.

  4. I was ready to point out the “A”, too. What a couple of nice twists you go in there! I choose “Chocolate Factory”, too.

    janet

  5. Chocolate factory for me please!🙂

  6. An original take on the prompt there, enjoyed it.

  7. Good and well-written story. Very creative. I would guess most will choose the Chocolate Factory as I would.

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  9. I loved your story. Center of the earth here I come, with a pit stop by the Chocolate Factory for supplies.

  10. Now that was very creative. Good job! I’ll just take the center of the earth.😉

  11. well obviously , I’d choose the chocolate factory🙂 great story

  12. Great idea, Indrajit. I wonder where his grandfather went.

  13. Now that’s truly weird! I’ll check out the center of the earth, I’ve been eating enough chocolate lately.

  14. Cute story and I would like to visit both please! Thanks for the great story! Nan

  15. An intelligent take on the prompt with a sweet ending -at least for me-for I do hope he will opt for Charlie’s chocolate factory ;-)Well done Indrajit:-)

  16. I need to know the colour of the centre of the earth. There’s a monkey lady that I need to compare notes with. I’ll get chocolate later if I still want it.

  17. fantastic story Indrajit. cool options!🙂 which one did he pick?

  18. Quite an enlightening write-up.

  19. I would go for the Chocolate factory.. yes indeed I would

  20. How fascinating and elemental (pun intended :)) I’ll take the ‘centre of the earth’

  21. How very strange, darling. And wonderful!

  22. I had to read carefully a couple of times to suss out exactly what you were saying, but I think you have the first draft of an intriguing flash fiction story here. I especially love the clue on the misspelled calendar page.

    Cheers!
    MG

  23. That’s clever. I’d go with the chocolate factory too, unless it was Jules Verne’s kind of center of the earth.

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