The Game Human’s Play : Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Evelyn was still swiping through pictures on her tab with a content smile. The Langkawi beaches are captivating. On the other side Benji was busy on his PSP, fighting enemy missiles, casting casual glances through the window. It’s a long flight from Amsterdam to Kualalmpur. Hendrik decides to catch a nap till the stewardess comes with next round of refreshment.

“Dad, the missile is gonna hit us.”

“Benji, don’t get over excited with your game”

“No Dad – it’s real”

May day – May day! MH17 is hit – Going down”- pilot’s voice echoed twice in the ATC speakers – followed by static.


Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle !

I guess the inspiration to my this weeks story is obvious. The rest of the Fictioneers are here:

25 responses to “The Game Human’s Play : Friday Fictioneers

  1. A story very similar to this popped into my mind when I saw the prompt – decided to write something more lighthearted. You handled this well. Kudos.


  2. Indrajit, Well-written story. We can only imagine what went on at that moment and you handled it well. Good descriptions. 🙂 —Susan


  3. Points for bravery, I think many people thought about the same thing, but went the other direction.


  4. Dear Indrajit,

    Too real for comfort. Nicely done.




  5. very sad as art replicates reality.


  6. Dear Horus,

    This was a sad, sad story, but very well imagined and executed.




  7. It seems this is becoming more of a possibility these days. What a horrible moment of realization for the passengers & crew. You nailed it.


  8. Horus,
    A story ripped from the headlines. This one rings true. I can hear a dad saying exactly that to his son.

    Marie Gail


  9. Great. Now I’m not going to play video games or fly any time in the future! Well done!


  10. Indeed we both thought about heat-seeking missiles. Yours had some lighthearted twist despite the disaster.


  11. Dear Horus, Good story and well written! Hey, I don’t like the ending but then again – I’m not on the plane either! Nan 🙂


  12. Good take on the prompt. That plane and the unfortunate passengers on it is what is on everyone’s mind right now.


  13. Oh you handled this one beautifully. Well done



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