Giving Notice…

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It was an open secret that the top twenty floors could be jettisoned in the event of an emergency – a fire or a raid by the IRS. No one believed it of course. The story was merely the legend-spinning of an overly flamboyant landlady. Little did they realise that they were slowly being conditioned and coerced with subtle advertising and targeted marketing – the best rates and exclusive deals – till finally she had all the rotten eggs in one place – the fraudsters and embezzlers, pariahs and parasites, and that’s when the building became a Christmas tree of lights and the rockets burst into life. Whether they liked it or not her tenants were being evicted from Earth…

 

Written for: Friday Fictioneers

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21 responses to “Giving Notice…

  1. Sci-fi tale with a brilliant end.
    Eviction of “the fraudsters and embezzlers, pariahs and parasites” is much welcome.
    The rockets took them to an alien planet? 🙂 🙂

  2. Can Trump Tower be fitted up like that?

  3. Oh that this could be so!

  4. Not sure all of the people who need to be launched into space would fit in a mere 25 floors.

  5. Uh oh!! If it sounds too good to be true? It probably is!! 😉

  6. Great story here, Martin, and I agree with Trent’s suggestion.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

  7. I like it! It’s a bit rough on the people on the lower floors, mind you…Nicely written!

  8. That’s one dedicated righter of wrongs – how long sis it take her to organise them all upwards! Nice one Martin

  9. …and going where?? Good piece!

  10. Or it was just another plot by Wolfman & Hart.

  11. Oh, I can think of a few types of people I could add to that explosion!

  12. I always look forward to your stories!

  13. Even if you take all the rooms in all the floors of all the skyscrapers, still there’d be a continent full of them left. Nice idea though 😉

  14. Really engaged with this one. The concept of the all-powerful “landlady” is so clever. Full of ideas and imagery. BTW, I love the blue guitar on the right here.

  15. Very creative bit of sci-fi. What a goal, rid the world of “the fraudsters and embezzlers, pariahs and parasites.” =)

  16. all the rotten eggs in one place – the fraudsters and embezzlers, pariahs and parasites, and that’s when the building became a Christmas tree of lights and the rockets burst into life… Nice lines Martin.

  17. And where will they land? Well done!

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