Well, darlings, it’s that time again — and I hope that you’ve all forgiven me for my lax performance last week, but I promise to do better this time.
My entry for Friday Fictioneers (hosted by the indelible Rochelle Wisoff-Fields) this week is something of an observation on the thought process of writing a story — without actually getting around to writing the story. Much like last week’s entry, I was just trying to see what I could actually get away with, but in a much more intentional way this week.
I hope you have a laugh or two, darlings, and as I usually do (last week notwithstanding) I will be posting my favourites at the bottom.
This week’s photo is courtesy of Roger Bultot
“What about an Eco-conscious sci-fi tale?” Penny suggested. “Sentient trees take their revenge on evil humans who pollute the air and water. What better target for their ire than the automobile, symbol of all things technological?”
“Didn’t we do this bit last week?” I asked dubiously.
“Yeah, but people didn’t seem to mind.”
“I just don’t want it to wear thin. But I like your idea, even if it is just a transparent rip-off of Tolkien’s Ents.” I replied cautiously, wary of the rage of rabid Tolkienites.
“Fuck Tolkien,” the Countess Penelope of Acadia replied eloquently. “Yeah, you heard me.”
100 Words, Banter/Satire
Thank you Perry Block for a hilarious answer to an often pondered hypothetical question!
Douglas MacIlroy’s story played with one of my favourite movies, and is just magical.