Wildlife Park– 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.
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 little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

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Wildlife Park

You think I‘ll feel comfortable in that shack you think is a house?

You think I don’t understand your language?
Wrong. You kept me as a pet until I reached puberty. I learned the language. I learned to read, too. And to think.

You think I don’t understand your motives?
Wrong. You want to prevent us from going extinct. From what I‘ve read in your books, we‘d deserve it.

You think I‘ll mate with that young male you sent into my pen so you’ll get cute little Earthling babies to coo over?

I’ll have him for breakfast.

(100 words)

I thought my muse had left me. She always does when I’m stressed out at work. After much wheedling she flicked an idea in my face. So here you have it.

48 thoughts on “Wildlife Park– Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Keeping a cannibal human as a pet is novel, I can see the problem though if the ravenous creature eats its mate–sounds like a route to extinction.
    I like the defiant angry attitude, this is so typical of a caged humans, just look what lockdown is doing.

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  2. Glad your muse returned bringing this story with a great twist! My muse is currently have a spa “day” or two in Patagonia. Occassionally, she sends me a “post”card for my blog.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. These muses seem to need that, the muses. Mine had left me completely for most of 2020 and only returned this year. I try to keep her busy.


  3. Your muse really turned up trumps this week! I love the fact that you’ve written this from the viewpoint of a human kept by aliens as part of a captive breeding programme. And to make the aliens’ motivation benign is a little stroke of genius!

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