FFFC #66 — Fatal Flaw

image from Andrea Piacquadio at Pexels.com.

Fatal Flaw

The consummate game designer sipped his tea while reminiscing over bug fixes he’d done on this one over the years. The “forty days forty nights” reboot appeared to restore balance to it. “Series of hurricanes” kept the players busy for awhile, but soon they were right back to the flawed parts that threw things out of whack. “Massive wildfires” surely would get them thinking about the best areas to explore for fun after things burned, but no, they had trapped themselves on a mission in the death spiral zone.

Maybe seeing death up close and personal would help? Version C-19 would do it, he was sure.

Nope. Riots, demonstrations, lack of quality leadership, and little regard for the lifesavers convinced the designer the game was fatally flawed.

His fingers hovered over the keys. Tears flowed as he prepared to hit the delete button.



Fandango is the host of  Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. pendantry says:

    Awesome work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A very realistic situation Li, as it is not hard to believe that a video game could have bugs in it and people would still be addicted to playing it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    OMG! You gave me a great laugh at this one! Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lisa 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        No, thank you! Happy Monday! 🥰

        Liked by 1 person

  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I sure hope he clicks it with no second thoughts.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh Max 😦 I wish the bugs could be worked out.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It gets so aggravating though…if they can then yes I agree.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Sadje says:

    Trust you to write the unique and unusual angle. Love your story

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      The old man looks like God, what can I say! lol. Thank you, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  6. memadtwo says:

    Too close for comfort. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Fandango says:

    So we are all part of God’s video game and he is just realizing that it’s buggy? So much for the all-knowing, all-seeing creator. Great take on the photo, Li. Very, un, creative. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      No, God didn’t just realize it. Remember, the first “bug fix” came at 40 days and 40 nights. He’s been working out the kinks for awhile now… Glad you enjoyed the story, Fandango.

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  8. Ohh, a brilliant take on the prompt. Good one, Li.

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  9. This is imaginative!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, thanks!


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