Love. The mother of all four-letter words. Rivaled perhaps only by dead, this one minuscule word populates worlds and propels us.
Please join me in this world, for a flash fiction challenge.
To the tips of her cilia, she knew—wordlessly—he wasn’t her type anymore. She was unbreakably brine, and he was earth-bound.
At the end, she undulated alone as all about her desiccated.
Written for Week 102 of the Trifextra challenge, this 33-word story must touch on love gone awry. Check out the other writers and be amazed–or nerve-wracked, as I am, in going head-to-head (or heart-to-heart as the case may be) with such talented folks. And while you’re there, vote for your favorite(s), up to 3.
- National Science Foundation, on mass extinctions, invasive species, and the Devonian Period
- Mind-Blowing Science, on five major mass-extinction events
- National Geographic, the Devonian Period
- Humboldt State University’s Natural History Museum, on the Devonian Period
- University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), Geologic Time Scale
- UCMP, The Devonian Period
- ScaleNet, glossary of terms related to zoological nomenclature (including “type”)
- Earth magazine, tetrapod tracks reset thinking on four-legged evolution