'No Signal' by Christopher Aronsten

With no mobile phone reception, a lone hiker is unaware the world is about to end

'No Signal' by Christopher Aronsten
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  • #1

    Christopher Dane (Monday, 03 June 2019 19:24)

    What I get from this is that this MAN has no idea what is about to happen, what just happened and when he is engulfed in the blast wave he still has no idea, which is sort of an endearing, bizarre and I think unique take on the brief... maybe his tranquil nature doesn't really warrant him climbing a tree to get a signal, I get that he would probably rather be without a signal, so maybe underline the unique approach by simply having him pocket the phone when there's no signal?

  • #2

    Tiffany (Monday, 03 June 2019 22:03)

    I like this. In the end when he heard the water I was expecting a flood to take him away. I think the ending could go either way though, dramatic or subtle and be good.

  • #3

    Deborah Espect (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 13:54)

    Really like the fact that there's no dialogue and it's just him with the elements and failing technology. I was half expecting him to fall off the cliff in an ironic twist, but that's just my dark mind!

  • #4

    Josephine Samson (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:12)

    We don't know what we don't know and sometimes that is good. This man was blissfully ignorant of the impending doom and I like that take on it.

  • #5

    Bianca (Thursday, 06 June 2019 13:17)

    Very daring! Love it!

  • #6

    Leanne (Friday, 07 June 2019 05:20)

    Beautiful descriptions Chris, without being over-prosey. Love the feeling that we get, that this man sees the wonderful world as it is, just before it's about to be no more. His emotional state is the same at beginning and end, and it might've been nice to have had some change, but hey, you did the challenge in only one page! Kudos for that ;)

  • #7

    Jenne (Saturday, 05 December 2020 05:26)

    I am hooked. So far. In the place where I live, no signal is so common. Climbing up a tree for signal is a common activity. Students falling off suspended bridges for signal.