Drabble Day – GUEST

The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “GUEST”.


Benjamin Doubtfire was a staid old man who held no truck with frivolity. He was also a world renowned sceptic who had made a career of debunking paranormal activities; his particular forte being assigning rational explanations to UFO sightings.

As Dr. Doubtfire awoke, he tried to recall how he’d come to be lying face down on a shiny metallic surface. It was all a blank.

“Good evening doctor” said a disembodied voice. “We are sooooo glad that you could be our guest.” The ‘grey’ stepped forward, its massive eyes twinkling, a strange probe in its slender fingered hand.

Dr. Doubtfire clenched his buttocks in vain…


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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4 Responses to Drabble Day – GUEST

  1. Aheïla says:

    Simple and effective. I like how the guests from outerspace play host in this story.

  2. tskraghu says:

    Was the guest returned minus his doubt?

  3. Dana says:

    This made me laugh out loud. Nice job!

  4. tara tyler says:

    ha ha ha!
    he should’ve believed all those rumors!

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