Five A Day #flashfiction

It was getting harder and harder to get my five a day.

Why had I even come here? It was the worst place I’d ever visited, yet they kept me here because I couldn’t find them anywhere else.

However, time was now running out and I’d soon have to find another place for my fix.

Maybe I should leave now? Yes, that was probably a good idea.

Then, just as I was about to leave and head for the stars, I heard the cry of the human baby. One last meal, and then I’d leave this almost inhospitable planet.

#flashfiction #food #scifi

Written as part of the 99-word Flash Fiction challenge with the theme of Five a Day, hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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    1. Thanks, Debby. Those are lovely compliments. This challenge is tough because it has to be 99-words long (no more, no less). I often find myself having to cut words out, but I’ve learned that it’s a great way of getting rid of useless words that add nothing to the story.

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      1. Exactly. I blame my mother for my dislike of them, Andrew. Apparently, she had a craving for mashed parsnips smothered in butter while pregnant with me. Why couldn’t she have had a craving for chocolate or cake? 🤔


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