Every Friday, I join part of an exciting and growing group called the Friday Fictioneers. Our leader posts a photograph as inspiration, and the Fictioneers each write a 100 word story inspired by the picture. Then we go round each other’s entries, reading and enjoying, and leaving comments whenever we feel moved to do so.
Here’s an old one from 7 October 2011, when I joined the group. It’s based on the picture below.
I hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your comments…
“It’s medicinal?” asked Josie.
“But it’s rare.”
“So it might help, but if it doesn’t we’re sacrificing a rare plant for no purpose.” She paused with her hand around the stem.
“Better to sacrifice a unique Mom for the sake of a plant?” Ian put his hand around Josie’s and began to pull.
“There isn’t really a competition, is there?” She sighed.
“If this was the last specimen of this plant in the entire world, there wouldn’t be any competition.”
“But it’s called the Corpse Plant.” Josie held him back.
“We’ll just have to hope it’s badly named.”