Milk and honey.

Standing on the path Aranis surveyed the scenery before him, it wasn’t what he expected.

Stepping unto the sandy soil, his feet bounced instead of sinking into the silk grains of loose soil. The soil felt like one impregnated with harvest.

Approaching the stones he found them uninviting, fetid, a home to a growing populace of creatures beyond the naked eyes. Though beside the water everything looked morbid, decaying in some way.

A growing sense of the ominous cloaked Aranis as he walked closer to the turbid flowing water and the heap beside it. Strewn upon each other a heap of tangled fingers and entrails, eyes that rolled devoid of a socket and there at its peak lay a headless young one attached by the cord to its mothers eviscerated womb.

Spreading his wings in fright, Aranis disappeared.

This was not the land of milk and honey he expected, this was a land where the people eat their young and weak. Impregnating the soil with hate-filled waste, they build a wall to keep it far from them.

 


In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph was supplied  by TJ Paris (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

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Dicey growth

Placing the envelope on the mahogany desk “They just delivered the title deeds.”

Silence

“Are you sure about this decision?”

“I don’t pay you to question my choices, I pay you to follow them through.”

“And I have done so for the last ten years without fail, but you also pay me to point out the pitfalls.

“I appreciate your input; trust me on this, it’s the right move. Besides we agreed it’s time to expand HQ.”

Silence.

“True. But ….”

“No buts. This site fits better on all levels.”

“And revenge …. I suppose is part of this level, the tycoon level?

Photo prompt Roger Bultot

 

In response to Friday fictioneers writing challenge hosted by Rochelle.  The picture was provided by Roger Bultot and the task is to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting it, thank you for stopping by… do click on the link to read other stories.