“Get back here!” she said.
Danny looked from his teacher, gripping the boundary rope around what she thought was a simple park exhibit, to the security guard briskly advancing towards him. It didn’t matter. He had made it to the communication cog first.
Danny stroked the spot he knew would activate it. “This is D’ynveh 5. I survived the Rylor expedition but am stranded. Send help!” His words were cut off by the guard pulling him away, but he saw the fine lines of energy light up on the cog’s surface, sending a beacon towards his home world. Danny smiled.
Song Choice: Theme from Invader Zim
Photograph by Jennifer Pendergrass
This bit of Flash Fiction was inspired by the picture prompt given at Friday Fictioners