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Friday Fictioneers ~ June 7, 2013

Another week has just flown by. It’s Friday Fictioneers time again my friends. Please join us if you want to experience a writing challenge that truly tests your ability. Just click on our guiding hand of a leader ~~ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields name and you will be taken to her blog where you can read the few rules we follow (or not). If you just want to read what other great stories are written about the same picture, click on Rochelle’s name and then scroll down till you meet a cute little blue critter. Click on him and you will find yourself faced with a roster of great talent! Have fun and enjoy the ride.


Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and an end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)


Make every word count.

This week’s picture:

Copyright – EL Appleby
Copyright – EL Appleby


Genre: The future if we are not careful (100 words)

Two men stood before the strange creature, clipboards in hand.

“The parents were?”


“How old is it?

Six months

“You only fed the parents genetically modified crops?”

Yes and the offspring

“Should we report it?”

No. We have orders from Monsanto big wigs to continue with project and say nothing.

“Aren’t these same crops being sold to the public?”

In limited areas, yes.

 Newspaper headline the next day:

‘Baby born in America with the head of a bird and the tail of a cat. Doctors don’t know the cause of this phenomenon just yet. Baby is healthy and chirping.’


41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~ June 7, 2013

  1. Baby is healthy and chirping. Excellent line. Suggestion on saving words, instead of, how old is it? Consider just, Age? Now you have 3 more words to put into descriptions and actions


  2. Good one, Jackie! I like how you brought into Monsanto into it, who I refer to as The Evil Company. I haven’t written mine yet, but thought of a similar approach. It’s tough one!


    1. Thanks! I don’t like Monsanto either. The picture just put it in my mind first thing. It is tough, but you can do it!


    1. Yeah it was tough, but I thought of all the recent discussions on GMO’s lately and it just clicked. 🙂


  3. Hi. I’m from Monsanto and either you will print a retraction and state you were absolutely wrong praise our company, or you will be sued for $7.8 billion by our team of 3,000 lawyers and one GMZebra. What’s your choice?


    1. A retraction? Never! sue away, one can’t get nothing from nothing. Hey I’ve dealt with the IRS and won! Bring it!

      3000 lawyers? really? wow, do they stumble over each other?

      I actually laughed out loud when I read what you wrote. 🙂


  4. Brought to mind the old oleo commercial, that touted “It’s not nice to fool mother nature!” She doesn’t like it, and she will take care of pesky humans in her own way.


    1. Thank you! It was a difficult one this week. I will most certainly look into your other challenge.


  5. Nice!
    We’re currently facing a campaign here in Europe from Monsanto and their ilk to pursuade the EU to relax controls on GM seed. The dangers are overexaggerated, they say.


    1. I thought I read somewhere something about that. Monsanto lies and has been caught in lies. I wonder if they would eat that stuff themselves? Doubt it. Thanks for stopping by!


  6. I see Rich is still being a word-nazi!
    Great story – love the last line but the whole thing had me smiling (but inwardly worrying that it might be a little too prescient!).


    1. Rich is Rich. 😉
      Thanks for the really interesting photo this week El. It was a tough one! But I like that.
      Yeah, those at Monsanto have me worried.


  7. Ooooh… you actually name-dropped Monsanto! Viva la revolucion! You go, girl!


  8. Baby chirping! Great. Quite scary, reminds me of a documentary I saw about how the government controls the watering of crops & GM crops.


  9. Really fun one this time, Jackie. The nice thing about living just outside of a big Amish community is being able to buy organic and heirloom produce during the summer. I think I’m going to freeze a lot more this summer. Might have to turn the big upright freezer back on!


    1. We have a farmers market, but it’s only open during the summer for 4 hrs on Saturday. Most of the time there is no way I can get there in time. I envy you. 🙂


  10. Love the idea of ‘Baby is healthy and chirping.’ Will s/he/it try to bite its tail with its beak – lovely images this conjures up.


    1. Hmm hopefully it won’t try to bite it’s tail. If it does, it’ll only be once I”m thinking. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!


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