Time for another prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the Friday Fictioneers. She challenges us to tell a story in 100 words or less with beginning, middle, and end.
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“Careful. Put them each into a separate box. There, that’s it.”
Matt looked at his handiwork. Who knew that catching moths could make you proud?
“Weren’t they harmed by the fallout?” he asked his mentor.
“They regenerate well with clean food.”
“And they’ll breed with ours?”
“Hopefully. It prevents inbreeding.”
Matt had tried many crafts, but silk-moth farming had become his calling. The moths were native, fed on a large variety of plants, and the cocoons could be spun into a silky fabric after the adults hatched. Both, humans and moths benefited. Except for the unfortunate caterpillars used for dinner.
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