100 Word Challenge – Week 52.2 – Tinker Tailor

The increasing whine of sparking machinery could not mute his cackle as the hermit tinkered with his new toy. Chattering to himself, the genius threw switches and pressed buttons before proclaiming to the observers, “Gentlemen! I present to you, the finest weapon crafted by mortal hands! The Tri-Beam Cannon!”

On cue, the shimmer of heavenly white cascaded outward into the black, smashing into a barren rock. Together the flames and sheer force chewed through the target like butter, and then kept going into the Moon itself.  While the rest applauded our brilliance, I couldn’t help but whisper “Now we have become death…”


Entry #2 in this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. I think everyone has a little mad scientist deep down, and they like to have fun too. Of course, that’s not always a happy result…


4 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – Week 52.2 – Tinker Tailor

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    I like the rather manic personality of the scientist in that first paragraph. (Not certain you mean prostrating – lying face-down – in this description, though. Proclaiming, perhaps?)

    Lots of foreboding in that second paragraph, too, which contrasts nicely with the excitement of the previous. Undoubtedly, there would be some who’d share that terrible feeling….

  2. Thank you very much!
    I always like writing crazy, since its both creative and chaotic enough ti just have a field day with. It balances out the sane and reserved, who know full well just what they have unlocked. And you were right, proclaiming was the word I meant to use.

    Also, I tried linking these back to Julia’s Place, but the coding didn’t quite work like it does on dA. How exactly do you do it?

  3. It’s astounding the directions writers go with these
    challenges, You said so much in only 100 words.
    Well done …!!!!

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