Friday Fictioneers: Symbiosis

Every Wednesday, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields tempts us with a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers. She challenges us to tell a story in 100 words or less with beginning, middle, and end.

You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Image prompt © G.L. MacMillan.


“How beautiful!”

“Aren’t they? And they are old. Now, take a bottle and describe it.”

“It weighs precisely 432 grams, impurities are caused by…”

“I can feel that myself. Anything else?”

“The smooth, round surface pleases the touch. Holding something so delicate makes me feel proud to be trusted. It could be so easily broken.”

“The other bottles. What do you see?”

“The light makes them glow and sparkle like precious stones.”

“You learn well.”

“I am enjoying it.”

“I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets something out of this link. Not bad for the first Symbio-Cyborg.”


(100 words)

Common_orange_lichen_-_Gewöhnliche_Gelbflechte_-_Xanthoria_parietina_-_04Featured image: “Common orange lichen – Gewöhnliche Gelbflechte – Xanthoria parietina – 04” by Norbert Nagel – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –


49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Symbiosis

    1. I’m glad you liked it, and yes, I loved the photo, too. I love old glass.
      But I don’t quite understand the second part. 🙂 Are you going to focus on brevity… and symbiosis?


    2. I will explain further, whilst remembering I’m trying to be brief…
      Basically I think we could learn a lot from the beautiful (in every sense) symbiotic lichens you feature at the top and take this into the workplace Yep, brevity and lichens – you heard it here first. 🙂
      Meanwhile will you please teach the Symbio-Cyborg to load the dishwasher because nobody else in my house is getting around to it.


      1. “Humans” is still showing on TV and is a British drama so it will only be available on “4 On Demand”, maybe UK only but I’m not sure about that. Extant should be everywhere I guess (it’s an Amazon Streaming ( formerly LoveFilm) original starring Halle Berry). Both very good!

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      1. Thanks. I’m not sure why the problem with commenting. I will check out the blog. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for the comment about my poem. 🙂

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  1. Your symbio-cyborg learns very quickly to recognise beauty. Let’s hope he/she remains positive and friendly when it becomes apparent how human beings so easily destroy it. Wonderful story, Gah. I love it.

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