100-word Fiction Friday: “Bad Handle”

Bad Handle

The rainbow had been a solid thing, bold and bright, shining like glossy candy stripes that hurt your teeth. The birds had swerved round it, the rain rumbled as it rolled down. The Earth swayed safely above the black.

They were in the clearing surrounded by wavering Rambletrees.

“It’s fading,” said Ernest. “Think the bird went through.”

Mi-More pulled a stroodler from his nose flap before it could lay eggs. “It was the handle that held the basket over the bugs.”

Ernest sniffed the wormy air and knew the picnic was about over.


This story was written as part of “Flash Fiction Friday.” Great blog! Check it out and participate!

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3 Responses to 100-word Fiction Friday: “Bad Handle”

  1. Sonia Lal says:

    hmm interesting take on the pic.

  2. Madison Woods says:

    This feels like something out of a strange dream. Very interesting. Now my mind is all twisted up trying to understand it! It get the feeling it’s apocalyptic in a very cryptic way.

    • Bill Carson says:

      thanks Venerable! thanks for taking a look! I was going to skip the “rainbow clearing” prompt entirely, but then I was inspired by the fantasy spin you did in your own story.

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