Even the cassava crop was dying. The colony couldn’t last much longer.
“No! She’s too capricious!”
“We’ve no choice! We must perform the ritual… Look… I’ll… get the umbrella.”
Jack sighed, removed his clothing, and followed Isaac, now also naked and holding the umbrella.
“Oh, Holy One,” they intoned, “Please grant your playthings rain…”
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to:
52 thoughts on “Naked and holding the umbrella”
I don’t like having to get to that point… Thank goodness the cassava will survive.
💘😅 Lisa 😅💘
Oh, the things we do for cassava… 😀 This sparks memories of horror tales I’ve read in the past where the ultimate sacrifice was required to save the day. Fun stuff, David! 🙂
👨🌾 Mike 👨🌾
Toys, sounds like God is on Mount Olympus .
⛰️ Andrew ⛰️
Sometimes there really is no choice… (k)
😜 Kerfe 😜
You managed a whole universe in 55 words!
👼 Muri 👼
Intriguing and mysterious and combining two prompts? Quite industrious!
👷♂️ Michele 👷♂️
“Let’s perform… The Ritual…” As long as it doesn’t involve obsidian knives and virgin sacrifice!
well it could lead to flooding, ya know!
I love this. It feels melodramatic in a good way. Entertaining. Conveys emotion … less concerned with plot or characters … gotta pick your focus on micro!
yeah… 55 words, ya know? 😀
Yeah that’s like … hardly any!
Oh David, I really liked this. Provocative and captivating. Great piece my friend!
❤️💗 Rob 💗❤️
This word capricious is stuck there in my brain . Oh yes, this constant forgetfulness reminder. I can’t seem to recall in which context i read it not too long ago, or was it a mood of just yesterday. Oh never mind.
The casavas are safe.
The rain dance has yielded
The image is hilarious
Intonation standing in the lake, naked and holding the umbrella
The rain did came
🧡💟 Abi 💟🧡
I love the artwork almost as much as the story. (I’m having issues so forgive me if I’ve sent this twice in pieces and parts. It’s freezing in Michigan and, as a result, my brain is frozen too.
💜💝 Kiri 💝💜 ~ thanks!
I agree with Larry, you utilized both prompts well! People do the darnedest things under pressure! LOL So glad you joined in at the Muse David!
💖🧡 Carrie 🧡💖 ~ thanks for the fun prompt!
Really good use of both prompts. Desperate circumstances can get people crazy
❤ 🙂 Thanks, Larry ❤ 🙂