Flash Fiction – “Sky Lazer”

Hey friends! I had the inkling to do some more writing and I’m rather proud of this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

[CW: (non-graphic) suicide, child death]

Sky Lazer

by Anthony Jutz

It was bed time for Little Jimmy, but Little Jimmy couldn’t go to bed without saying his nightly prayers.

“Oh Sky God, Oh Sky Goddess, would you please bless me this cold September evening with transcendence. I’ve done my chores! I’ve brushed my teeth! Please oh please eradicate me with your Sky Lazer,” Little Jimmy prayed, “I love you and please grant me this wish! Amen.”

Ah, but it was a lucky night for Little Jimmy. He was the winner of the prayer lottery this eve, with the mind-reading orbital strike laser platform, Annihilatron, being synchronized in perfect orbit to grant Little Jimmy’s wish.

Annihilatron charged up its capacitors, focused its scope, and blasted Little Jimmy to kingdom come. Naught but a smoldering crater of Little Jimmy’s neighborhood remained.