Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Development

Hi readers and writers,

Madison-woods.com has a new photo prompt up for Friday Fictioneers today, with 100 word responses due Friday. Do join if you like to write flash fiction; go to her blog for more info. Since I'm flying out Friday, I am jumping the gun and posting early this time.  I had written three 100 word pieces for the three Fridays before, each seeming to fit into the same story of perfidy, spying, and conflict.  But this week, the prompt took me in a different direction.  Would you consider being in an insect's brain science fiction?  Here goes:
Development


It feels tight under this rock. I’ve been here a long time.  I need to move around.  It’s hard.  I’ll rest a while.  Ahh.  Okay, now I can move more.  Yes!  The house is open, I feel the universe pulsing, smell flowers and rotting stems, fish, more.   If I wiggle really hard, I can explore. Now I’m outside.  I was in that broken box, how strange.  But look at this long green leaf above my rock.  If I let go, I can float up there and explore.  It’s so beautiful.  A suction, oops, it’s a huge mouth.  Good bye.

19 comments:

oldentimes said...

When I first saw the prompt photo, all I could think of was a hungry trout! I hope he enjoyed his dinner.
Then came another thought: http://oldentimes.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/friday-fictioneers-metamorphosis/

Anonymous said...

Ha ha!!! Very nice. Here's mine
http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/damsel-fly-friday-fictioneers-622/

marilynkaydennis said...

Whoops! That didn't end well! I'm on the list.

CC said...

Talk about moving quickly. I've decided that most animals have the mind of a person who's having a manic episode. Poor bug sounds like he met his end too.

My linky: http://unduecreativity.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/puddle-jump/

Lorelei said...

I like to imagine the minds of animals but I think it's really not easy and maybe not even possible to know what their thinking is like. But mysteries fascinate me!
cheers,
Lorelei

Mik said...

Lol, a quick cycle of life. At least she sounds quite happily resigned to the end.

I like all the sharp, short sentences.

I'm here: http://mysocalleddutchlife.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/friday-fictioneers-22nd-june/

logo-ligi GH said...

From frying pan into fire.
I was happy for a moment and then oops!

Mine: http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/21/a-silent-moment/

Reading Pleasure said...

A nice story with playful undertones. Mine is here and linked as well.: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/fridayfictioneers-the-omen/

Lora said...

Hi... Awwww...having such a nice time, then Swoosh...sad ending. Thanks for posting your lovely comments to mine. For others, I'm here:
www.triplemoonstar.blogspot.com

writersclubkl said...

gone just like that, oops.

http://writersclubkl.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/friday-fictioneers-dragonfly-damselfly-whatever/

Lorelei said...

Every week people wanted to know more, so it was clear none of my stories reached closure. So this week I made sure it did! But I guess it was too much closure for some. Oh, well. Who knows what next week will bring?

Cheers,
Lorelei

Linda PH said...

Oh dear, freshly minted and gone in seconds ....!

Here's mine: http://womanontheedgeofreality.com/2012/06/22/friday-fictioneers-gramps-and-me/

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Dear Lorelei,

I had to laugh when I read your last line. (Got there by reading the rest of your fine story quite quickly:) You and I are on the same wavelength this week.

Aloha,

Doug

http://ironwoodwind.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/kaleidoscope/

pinionpost.com said...

I love the tone of this, the voice of the damsel fly. Descriptions like "rotting stem...more" were also really nice. Good job!

Mine: https://pinionpost.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/anchors-aweigh/

Madison Woods said...

I think my favorite phrase was feeling the universe pulsing. Ha. So if I'm reading this right, the poor critter barely made it out of nymph-hood before he was eaten!

vsichalwe said...

That really made me laugh, loved the way you looked at it. Great sense of humour. Kudos.

Here is mine
http://vsichalwe.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/friday-fictioneers-3/

Ilyan Kei Lavanway said...

Nice work, expressing the story from the damselfly's voice.

http://ebooksscifi.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/perspective-by-ilyan-kei-lavanway-for-madison-woods-friday-fictioneers-100-word-flash-fiction

Ilyan Kei Lavanway said...

I like how you tell the story through the voice of the damselfly.

http://ebooksscifi.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/perspective-by-ilyan-kei-lavanway-for-madison-woods-friday-fictioneers-100-word-flash-fiction

JKBradley said...

Poor fella, nothing but a snack for something bigger.

http://thebradleychronicles.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/flash-fiction-friday-shearing-placid/