Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

Intergalactic SMS – #gargleblaster186

with 20 comments


Captain Zilla had been away two years with Space Patrol before receiving a distress signal from a neighbourhood ally.

Approaching the beacon’s location, the team found a message carved into the planet’s surface. All agreed it emanated from Zilla’s husband:




Written by Sarah Ann

November 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm

20 Responses

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  1. This feels like a departure for you! Good job!

    Melanie L.

    November 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    • Thanks Melanie. It was fun to write. I love reading sci-fi, not so sure about my skills in writing it.

      Sarah Ann

      November 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm

  2. Well, two years is a long time!


    November 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

  3. Hehe Guessing the reply is brb : )


    November 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    • How’d you guess? But that’s only if something more interesting doesn’t happen first. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      November 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm

  4. This is good! Liked it, Sarah.


    November 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

  5. Two years is indeed a long time, and a note on a planet certainly would get your attention. Loved this!


    November 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    • You would hope that writing on a planet might get through. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      November 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

  6. Funny, sweet and smart. I like it!


    November 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  7. Hope the captain gets to go home!


    November 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    • I think it’s up to the captain – the home life work balance needs readjusting 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      November 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

  8. Haha, I hope it’s just that his missed her, and his plea wasn’t a result of wanting her to cook or clean for him!


    November 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    • Well, he is a husband. I haven’t decided whether Zilla is male, female or even some creature we could only dream of, but I know the husband is missing him/ her/ it.

      Sarah Ann

      November 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

  9. After that long it is time to go home!!!

    Kathy Combs (@KathyCombs16)

    November 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

  10. Sweet!

    Jasbir @jasbeeray

    November 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

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