Another week, another prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, graciously provided by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. 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.
I almost drew a blank this week and am not entirely happy with my story. I’m suffering from an attack of ‘my-writing-sucks-so-much-what-am-I-even-doing-here’ syndrome. This is all I could come up with.
“Ook-ook-ook! Found ya. Now I’ll eat ya.”
A man with a strange helmet on his head lumbers towards a girl who’s hiding under a stack of pillows. Her high-pitched shrieks and giggles hurt my sound processors.
“Go away, monster!” She squirms and laughs. The man tickles her.
As I rise from the chair the exhibit freezes. This was quite different from the museum’s other, sickening exhibits about humankind’s atrocities. There seems to be a gentler, kinder side to them, too.
I understand now why RootCentral wants us all to see this. Human inconsistencies are seductive. We must reduce their numbers
(100 words) (*I learned today that decimate is most often understood as annihilation, not as reducing numbers of a population. Sometimes a second language is a b***)
Root is the user name or account that by default has access to all commands and files on a Linux or other Unix-like operating system. It is also referred to as the root account, root user and the superuser.
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