Our Friday Fictioneers Mistress Rochelle has conjured up an inspirational prompt photo of her own, which sent my muse back to the beginning of it all. My story follows Rochelle’s picture.
Genre: Travel Fiction
Title: You Again?
Word Count: 100
I saw the snake, backed away, and warned Sarff.
“Is it poisonous?” she asked.
“I don’t know.”
A feminine voice said, “I’m not poisonous.”
Sarff said, “A talking snake. How cool. What’s your name?”
“I’m Petra. You’ll be okay. Just watch your step.”
I said, “Snakes can’t talk. It’s a trick.”
“You’re such a skeptic, Ormr. Read the Bible,” said Sarff.
Petra said, “The pomegranates at the top of the hill are yummy this time of year.”
As we climbed up. Sarff said, “Thanks. I love pomegranates.”
I said, “It’s forbidden to eat the fruit here.” They laughed at me.
Look both ways when reading fact or fiction.
Mind the gaps for hidden serpents.