Empirical Evidence – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a friendly writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!

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Empirical Evidence

“That’s the dominant life form?”

“I think so, they’re everywhere.”

“Can you zoom in?”

“Sure. They seem to have an exoskeleton, a solid shell.”

“Odd. And circular legs… How’s their metabolism?”

“They’re predators and eat their food alive. You can see the trapped prey through these translucent membranes.”

“Strange. And reproduction?”

“I found this, look.”

“They carry their young! It already has the adult’s form. Amazing!”

“Yup. Also, they seem to form hives. And different structures fit different functions. The one with the young, I think, is a queen.”

“Splendid. You’ll get this year’s pan-galactic telescope prize for this discovery!”

(100 words)

Can you see the young one? It is so cute…

38 thoughts on “Empirical Evidence – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

      1. Phew! And you’re right, there are so many elements that are usable. Dog? No, I did not see no doggie! Am I blind? I have blown up the photo and still do not see it…

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  1. A great take on the prompt and well written. I quite fancy the idea of a phantom dog. No dog hair to keep sweeping up. No backyard to clean up or feeding, vet bills. No one to cuddle or interact with which would be a pity though. So, I’ll have to stick with the real thing.
    Best wishes,

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  2. I thought you were talking about bees at first… I think we all at one time or another draw conclusions with very limited evidence. Good story that can be applied literally and beyond.

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    1. Haha, my bad. I was worried that it was too obscure. It’s about the cars, especially the big truck with the little truck inside. Thank you for leaving a comment anyway. 🙂


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