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Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

Beneath the Mountain


I missed last weeks submission as the family and I were in Malta attending the wedding of my wife’s cousin. Anyway, over the course of the week, I had itchy fingers, so to speak. This story is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt is courtesy of Danny Bowman. Enjoy.

Copyright of Danny Bowman

Copyright of Danny Bowman

What lies beneath the mountain must never be unleashed.

Those words have been etched into my mind for an eternity. But recent events have forced my hand.

The great machine stirs below, a million cogs turning, or so I imagine, to open what some call the gates to hell.

To me however, the sound is therapeutic, soothing the madness within. Soon, I hope to face my doubters, righteousness at my side as we step into the unknown.

Beneath me, the ground shakes, whilst a great voice sounds from above. The words are meaningless, but sound foreboding.

“Attention. Fusion reactors have reached critical mass. Please evacuate.”


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

10 thoughts on “Beneath the Mountain

  1. That was a powerful story. I looked at the picture again and I can imagine a huge eruption.

  2. Dear Weltchy,

    Welcome back. This sounds ominous and the narrator sounds somewhat god-like. Or am I off the mark?



  3. Foreboding indeed. Great build-up of tension 🙂

  4. Reminds me of the super-Orcs being made in the bowels of the earth at Isengard in LOTR.


  5. Scary. Is there a date for this?

  6. Very near that point of post-apocalypse

  7. You left us at an ominous moment of truth…wonder what happens next?

  8. The narrator reminds me of an intelligent machine. Perhaps it has been left in the mountain as a guardian?

  9. Well-written. Full of suspense as to what will happen next. It sounds like a computer may have been pre-programed in the past to come back on line in the future.

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