Thursday, 3 July 2014

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS - THE MONUMENT - MY 100 WORDS BY LINDA PALUND


THE MONUMENT
         We took our bearings from a gigantic alien monument standing in a weed-choked field.  We landed our ship in its shadow. 
         Shaped from porous rock, it was ancient and grotesque.  We could not ascertain its purpose.  What was it meant to represent?  What kind of creature could possibly have constructed it? With only four appendages, how could they exist?
         Fungi covered most of it, somehow able to survive in these hostile conditions.         
         We believed this was a dead planet, but beneath the monument, we classified abundant insect life.     
          “My god, the cockroaches!  Look at the size of them!”


This Dabble in FLASH FICTION is from FRIDAY FICTIONEERS courtesy of:



Note from the author:
Hello again, everyone,
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7 comments:

  1. Wonderful take on the prompt. Leaves this reader with a big question mark floating around in her head. Kudos. Alicia

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    1. Thanks! I love writing whatever begins to float in my head when my fingers touch the keyboard after I've stared at the prompt for a while...

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  2. Dear Lindaura,

    Now there's an interesting take. I had the feeling that the narrator isn't human. If so, it sounds like cockroaches must be a truly universal problem.

    Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle, and you are spot on. Those damn cockroaches are the scourge of the galaxy! And after our nuclear meltdown, they will not only thrive, but get blasted into space! According to me, anyway...
      BTW, when you look at them with different eyes, they are kind of cute.

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  3. Thank you, Helen. I hoped it would raise a tiny chuckle.

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  4. Lindaura, The programs seems to have swallowed up my first comment. It went something like this: Congratulations on the success of your book! That was a good and humorous story. : ) I'm not a bit surprised there are cockroaches on other planets. Well written. : ) ---Susan

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