Jaden Goes Home

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.  This week’s photo is by Sean Fallon.

You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.

Enjoy!

Jaden Goes Home

by Jan Brown

Sarah stared at the colorful collection of batteries. “Jaden, why are all these old batteries in a jar?”

“Um… I was planning to recycle them.” Jaden didn’t know how to explain why he really needed them.

“You don’t need to recycle alkaline batteries. Just throw them out with the trash.”

“Okay, sweetie.” Jaden grabbed the jar from the counter and headed out the back door.

Sarah caught a flash in her peripheral vision. She turned around and gasped as shafts of white light shot from the garage.

The last thing Jaden saw on Earth was Sarah’s face in the window.

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28 thoughts on “Jaden Goes Home

    • You are correct. Sarah probably will never have closure, unless she already knew he was an alien. In any case, his departure was a surprise. (Hmmm…is failure to commit a universal condition???)

  1. The ending surprised me. Until you explained it above, I had no idea Jaden was an alien. He went off to his home planet via batteries exploding? I wonder if others were as confused.

    • Thank you! Also enjoyed your story, as well as the lively comments. Not sure my comment got posted; having some problems with my network right now. Look forward to more of your stories.

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