Pied Piper – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Image © Roger Bultot. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Roger Bultot’s permission.

Pied Piper

When the feared ‘Big One’ finally hit Southern California, a huge chasm north of LA was discovered.

Geologists were the first to notice: the chasm glowed at night.

“Maybe it’s bioluminescence,” they wondered.

More scientists came, reporters, and tourists. They gathered and stared at the lights, waiting.

A week later, millions of glowing worms emerged. The crowd stood transfixed. The creatures swayed, and the people followed them around like rats following the Pied Piper. One by one the people stepped into the chasm.

“Enough food for the next 1000 years,” the worms sang. The lights went out. The chasm closed.

(100 words)

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The task of the challenge 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.


68 thoughts on “Pied Piper – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Chose your ending: A. Godzilla stepped out of the chasm and ate all the worms (see comment above). B. Blood and gore underground. 😀 In case of A: what happens with Godzilla next? With B: The end. Thank you!


    1. Maybe there’ll be some traces found, it depend on how mesmerized the journalists were by the lights. Maybe one of them had time to tell someone else what was going on. Modern technology and all that… Thank you Liz. Sorry for the Yuck.


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