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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35 comments

        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? 🤔

    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.
      xx

    1. It is rather gruesome, isn’t Diana? But Charli did say write where the story takes you. When I saw ‘five a day’, I immediately thought about a space traveller of our future and what one of its five a day might be if it came to our planet.

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