Triple F: Bug in the Fireworks?

How’s it going? My common tactic is to take things from during the week that happened to me, and turn them into the prompt for Triple F every week, and I’m only going to partially do that this time.

The 4th of July was this week, and I was able to see some fireworks out my window (I don’t usually go places for these things–even though I think the noises are kinda cool). Anyway, it wasn’t like a couple years back when I saw fireworks displays–at least the bursts of color–from three different towns, I think it was, in different directions from the house.

Okay. Fireworks. Crossing that with a story from a friend of mine who shot a video from inside a fireworks display using a drone, and we’ve got your prompt for this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday:

Imagine your character is a bug that’s inside a fireworks display.

What happens now? Well, a lot of things. You’ll have to sort out gender, background, what-have-ya. Either this is a bug that was transformed from a human, or a bug that’s able to think for some reason or other.

What if the bug thinks the lights and sounds are really huge invaders trying to muscle in on his or her turf? What happens and why? This might actually depend on what type of insect this is–and if the character here is a transformed human, thinking human thoughts inside a bug body.

Or this could be a lightning bug thing–maybe the little guy is trying to find a little woman, or something, and he thinks the other lights up there with him are trying to point the way? Maybe he thinks they’re confused because the lights keep changing pattern and color, and they need to get their story straight and quit being ridiculous?

All right, that’s enough to get you started.

The first week of July is over, along with the 4th–and the 240th anniversary of the United States as a nation.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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