100ww #9: No Great Shakes…


Image Credit: Toa Heftiba

The Sloans were, by nature, an incurious community, which was why they’d been granted stewardship of the egg. Twelve feet tall and wrapped in a thicket of ferns it stood in the town square weathering the seasons and centuries. In all that time The Sloans never once prodded it or tested the shell’s integrity. They were too diligent for such temptations; regarding it as a duty handed down from generation to generation.

Till finally.

One evening

A crack.

A seam of ethereal blue light.

And a voice.

Intrigue eventually aroused they gathered around.

‘What’s it saying Margot?’

‘Sounds like…’Ah, snacks.”


Written for: https://bikurgurl.com/2017/03/08/100-word-wednesday-week-7-2/



Filed under Books, Flash fiction

5 responses to “100ww #9: No Great Shakes…

  1. Martin — please excuse my earlier Mark mistake — you have crafted a tale of intrigue and delight — we the reader get a treat, not just the inhabitant of the egg!
    Great stuff.

  2. great story. I’m glad you found me so I can read you!

  3. Pingback: Wind-Up Week 9: 100 Word Wednesday – Bikurgurl

  4. Holy cow — taking a sharp turn from curiosity toward the darkness and fear. A totally unexpectedly fresh perspective — Wowza — Well Done!! Thank you for joining us this week 🙂

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