Just in Time

April 27, 2022 at 10:12 am 31 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 April 2022

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
“Where am I?” A distraught Peter found himself outside on a busy street in their neighborhood with cars and early morning commuters leaving for work.

The last time the 10-year-old remembered was he was lying in bed getting ready to sleep.

Peter wondered if aliens had abducted him for medical experiments. He touched himself all over for signs of intrusion and to make sure everything was intact.

Just in time, he heard his mom’s voice behind him.

“Peter!” she yelled as she rushed to grab him by the neck.

Darn, it was then that he realized he was sleepwalking again.

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31 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  April 27, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Glad Mum was there to keep an eye on him – although she should have spotted him before he got out the house! 🙂

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    • 2. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      iain:

      Lucky for me, otherwise I have no story to tell.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  April 27, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Alien abduction might have been the preferred option

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    • 4. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 7:08 pm

      neil:

      hmmm… i’m not sure about that. but on second thought, who knows? 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Sascha Darlington  |  April 27, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Sounds like Mom should put a bell or alarm on the door. That’s a definite ut-oh!

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 7:04 pm

      sascha:

      a door alarm will definitely help.

      Reply
  • 7. Kimber Templin  |  April 27, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    OH goodness! That was a dangerous place to be sleepwalking!!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 7:04 pm

      kimber:

      it must have been nerve-wracking for his mom to see him in that situation indeed.

      Reply
  • 11. Frank Hubeny  |  April 27, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Interesting how he thought aliens put him in the sleepwalking dream.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      frank:

      i guess playing too much video games can do that to you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. msjadeli  |  April 27, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    It’s a dangerous condition to have, I would imagine. I’m glad mom saved him from any harm.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  April 27, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      msjadeli:

      thanks to mom for coming to his rescue. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. Margaret  |  April 27, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I’m glad he was saved. I like how his first thought was that aliens had abducted him – typical 10 year old with an over-active imagination. He might turn out to be a writer.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  April 29, 2022 at 9:53 am

      margaret:

      who knows what the future brings. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Danny James  |  April 28, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Close call!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 29, 2022 at 9:53 am

      danny:

      i know. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Keith's Ramblings  |  April 29, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Hopefully, this will be an awakening moment for mom too – lock the door at night!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 29, 2022 at 9:52 am

      keith:

      great suggestion.

      Reply
  • 21. GHLearner  |  April 29, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Oh no, good for him that mum was there.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 29, 2022 at 9:52 am

      gabi:

      thank you for reading as usual. much apprecieated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. rochellewisoff  |  April 29, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Imaginative take on the prompt. Glad Peter’s mom was there to wake him.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 29, 2022 at 9:52 am

      rochelle:

      she came to his rescue just in time. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Bill  |  May 1, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Saved in the nick (neck?) of time. Well done.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  May 2, 2022 at 11:14 pm

      bill:

      i’m glad you liked it thank you for the usual support.

      Reply
      • 27. Bill  |  May 3, 2022 at 4:37 am

        🙂

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  • 28. Tannille  |  May 1, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Terrifying. I hope he gets help.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  May 2, 2022 at 11:12 pm

      tannille:

      he really does before the situation gets worse.

      Reply
  • 30. pennygadd51  |  May 2, 2022 at 6:35 am

    A great imaginative take on the prompt. I particularly liked the boy’s thought that he had been abducted by aliens.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  May 2, 2022 at 11:11 pm

      penny:

      thank you for the generous commebt. much appreciated.

      Reply

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