Mushrooms [Friday Fictioneers by Johanna McClure]

Once again, it’s time for Friday Fictioneers, which provides a weekly photograph to serve as a writing prompt to create a 100 word flash fiction story. For the third week in a row, my daughter (Johanna, 16 years old) has crafted a story.

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

Mushrooms

by Johanna McClure

“How do we tell the ones which grant immortal life from the ones that cause cancer?”

“The immortal life variety glow.”

“Ok, then we wait until it’s dark.”

“Don’t worry, they were all glowing last night. We can dig right in.”

“I’m not risking cancer until I see it myself. And you’re not, either.”

“Don’t you trust me?”

“Sure. Why wouldn’t I? It’s not like you made us steal cursed treasure, or nearly drowned us because you saw a mermaid, or burnt down my house because someone infested it with demons, or—”

“Fine! Fine, have it your way. We’ll wait.”

7 thoughts on “Mushrooms [Friday Fictioneers by Johanna McClure]

  1. Hello Neilmacdon. I’ve always enjoyed those stories were entirely impossible and mad things were just mentioned in the most flippant way, and I did my best to accomplish that. I hope you like it. -Johanna

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