Bubble Trouble


Photo: © Al Forbes 2014

Mike’s grainy camera-phone footage, with voice-over, became an viral Internet sensation. He briefly made it into the tabloids, before disappearing into oblivion – being known variously as ‘Space Cadet’ or ‘Michael Bubble’, depending on the publication.

All because one day he noticed a little bubble floating outside his window. Nobody ever disputed that. But from then on, the story took on a life of its own.

Mike claimed that he had received an audio broadcast from the bubble, actually a spaceship from Pleiades (a star cluster in the Taurus constellation). Unfortunately for Mike, most thought his story was pure bull.

The Pleiadians, as Mike called them, apparently came in peace and were happy to learn about our culture, and share their advanced technology for the betterment of humanity.

It was when Mike filmed himself trying to turn a bus lane into an extra-terrestrial landing strip, that things started to get out of hand. Poor Mike didn’t help his cause by not being able to explain why a bubble needed a landing strip. He was given a Mental Health assessment, which he scraped through, by the skin of his teeth.

After a couple of weeks, the story was quickly forgotten. And Mike literally dropped off the face of the earth.

He’d secretly joined the Pleiadians when they left of our solar system, in search of a more deserving culture.


This story was prompted by two challenges:

1) Sunday Photo Fiction, September 21st 2014, hosted by Al Forbes.

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To view other entries in this challenge, click this blue frog.


2) Pixel Prose Challenge, hosted by Amanda Lakey at www.Uniqueartchic.com


To view the other entries in this challenge, click this blue frog.

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