Remains (flash fiction)





She looked at the ground. It was the first remains of civilisation she had seen in a few days. It wasn’t much, just pieces of what was once someone’s house she supposed. She looked through it to see if there was anything worth salvaging. Not finding much, she then scanned the area to see if there was anything else nearby, such as possible signs of other people.

Taking her pack off, she grabbed her water bottle and took a drink. Her pack was getting heavier from all the abandoned smartphones she had found and, for some reason, kept. She wondered how many others were left since the cataclysm. Those last days had been utterly terrible. Not in their wildest dreams had they expected Pokémon Go to bring about the collapse of civilisation…


Joanne Fisher


This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #103.


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13 thoughts on “Remains (flash fiction)

  1. Not that far off if you pay attention to the permissions that the game demands (literally everything on your smart phone) and you realize that they have to pay for the game somehow (ie all that data they’re mining off of the users’ phones).

    Cute story though. 🙂 You always deliver.

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      1. At least it requires some exercise. We’ve all heard stories of gamers who sit in mommy’s basement for 14 hours a day playing Half-Life, Call of Duty or any of dozens of other games.

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