Somewhere in a Bunker


Copyright – Lora Mitchell



“Look what I found!”

Dimitri shuffled the clutter and rolled his chair closer to Sasha.  He peered at the monitor.   A long silence followed.

“What do you think it is?”

Dimitri cleared his throat.  “Well, that’s definitely the sky.  We’ve seen countless footage of it.”

“Yes but what’s the other thing in the middle?”

“I…well… Does the recording have a date?”

Sasha pressed a series of buttons and the converter spat out a black, rectangular, plastic object.

“Oh! It’s over a century old.  Dated 2003.”

“Scan the image, see what we get and file it with the artefacts.”

For this week’s Friday Fictioneers I went post-apocalyptic.  I hope you like it.


38 comments on “Somewhere in a Bunker

  1. Joe Owens says:

    They have been in the bunker for a century. Wow, wonder if it is a nuclear holocaust or meteor strike or those blasted Zombies!

  2. Apocalypse well told, and I always enjoy when they are told with a twist in the end.

  3. yepiratehere says:

    Heehee….you can do a lot with this idea!

  4. julespaige says:

    As a Sci-Fi fan…of course I like it!
    Thanks for your visit to Semi de ‘Lilium”

  5. deanabo says:

    Very good idea for the prompt! This would be fun to expand!

  6. Sandra says:

    Great take on the prompt. The idea of flowers being classed as artefacts (Brit) is quite chilling.

  7. Cool piece, neatly done.

  8. Wonderful imagination. Love it.

  9. JKBradley says:

    I felt as if they were looking up out of some periscope, in the middle of the city. Nicely done.

  10. I love apocalyptic movies and stories!!!
    (Since we are supposed to mention errors while they can be fixed – artifacts is spelled with an “i” – no big deal).


  11. I wonder what other arte/ifacts they might find 100 years from now. Nice one.

  12. Interesting take on the prompt

  13. Locomente says:

    A business like!!
    And I give you my super-like…
    A good one and different too!!!

  14. I wonder what else they will find on the tape? Interesting idea for the story.

  15. elappleby says:

    A world with no lilies – how sad!

  16. jwdwrites says:

    Nice work Sandra, I loved ‘that’s definitely the sky’ bit, it spoke volumes about their circumstances. I am British, and I am constantly confused by my spell checker telling me I am wrong. I think I will put a disclaimer on my about page in case of corrections!

    • Sandra says:

      That’s actually a really good idea! Then again a sneaky ‘Z’ does slip up from time to time, turning my post American. So I think I will leave it to the reader’s discretion. Thanks a lot for reading; I’m happy you noticed the sky bit 🙂

  17. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sandra,

    Great story from a far off perspective. Will come true one day, too.



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