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.
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.
Image ©Shaktiki Sharma Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Shaktiki Sharma’s permission.
Grab me and I kill you.
Well, at least I try. I squirt a yucky goo at you when you touch me. This hurts you. It burns… or maybe it just gives you a good scare.
I chose my food to protect me. What I eat is poisonous for you. When you eat it, you will die.
I make my liquid weapon from my food. And then I squirt it at you. You were warned.
My family’s gaudy. That’s what we’re called. We can jump and we can fly. The swarm comes when the rains are gone.
Life is good.
I was fascinated by the grasshopper and had to know what it is. I found out that it lives in India, is a painted grasshopper called Ak grasshopper (Poekilocerus pictus) and belongs to the family of gaudy grasshoppers. While I did my research, the dangerous beast forced me to tell its story. I’m scared…
I didn’t think I’d have time this week, but since the bus that gets me home (3 1/2 hour drive) is 3 hours late, I thought, what better way to pass the time…