The Abduction

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The distraught mother sat huddled on the park bench a foil blanket wrapped around her shoulders.  A paramedic was regulating the oxygen supply to the mask which was pressed to her face.

The police constable quietly approached her, and stood quietly for a moment before interviewing her.

“Sorry Ma’am, but I am going to have to ask you a few questions.”

The woman nodded and then removed the oxygen mask.

“Can you please let me know what you saw?” the officer asked compassionately.

“It all happened so fast,” the mother responded.  “Tommy was on the swings, then out of nowhere an aerial jellyfish descended from a cloud and just snatched him.  One minute he was playing happily and the next he was being dragged screaming into the clouds,” the woman said breaking into tears.

“We will do everything in our power Ma’am.  Even now, my colleague is informing the Air Force.”

What he didn’t tell her was that it was the third such abduction in a week.

(167 Words)

Padre

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #31

 

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