Messy Day (WARNING: This story has graphic images)

A bloody mess.Mamie could feel the fear building up inside her like the pressure in the soda can she had dropped down the steps when bringing in the groceries that morning. Her five year old son had made a mess when he opened it a short while ago and it had sprayed all over the kitchen. She wished she hadn’t lost her temper about that, but she also knew wishing wasn’t going to settle the terror bubbling up inside her. She knelt on the kitchen floor, halted in cleaning up the sticky brown liquid spread out around her, staring into the opening of the small pistol she kept hidden in her bedroom. Her son’s tiny hands held the gun pointed straight at her. She could see that he was going to pull the trigger at any second. Despite the panic quickening her heartbeat and causing her to break out into a sweat, she couldn’t help but wonder who would be cleaning up the spray caused by the bullet popping open her head.

 

Bite size fiction.NOTE: The brief narrative above was brought to you by The Bite-Size Fiction Project, created by Dave Baldwin and Sheila Lee Brown (this particular one is a Sheila-story). The results of this project are bite-size story morsels for short attention spans. These tidbits are sometimes fun, sometimes weird…but always short!

Worship

Ants take over the world.The Queen Ant called the ceremony to order. The worker ants stopped. The soldier ants stood at attention. The artist ants froze in formation. The doctor ants set down their little bags. The lazy ants just sat there. Queen Nephreteetle read from the scriptures: “On the day of the Quiescent Moon, the Great One will bestow a feast upon the Colony.” The congregation of ants replied: “And we shall harvest with great speed.” The Queen spoke again: “The door shall open, and the tunneling shall begin.” The congregation hummed: “But first, let’s eat.” Cara looked back from the car. She realized her mistake. She had given them the keys to the kingdom when she lost her lunch on the ground. The raw corn chips, raw ice cream sundae and banana-chocolate smoothie contained just the right combination of proteins to unlock the ants’ superintelligence. They would soon be her new masters.

 

Bite size fiction.NOTE: The brief narrative above was brought to you by The Bite-Size Fiction Project, created by Dave Baldwin and Sheila Lee Brown (this particular one is a Dave-story). The results of this project are bite-size story morsels for short attention spans. These tidbits are sometimes fun, sometimes weird…but always short!

Vegetarian Blob

Vegetarian BlobErnie made his way down the roadside, leaving behind him a five foot stretch of freshly trimmed grass where before his passing it had been tall and unruly. He pushed his body forward from the center, rolling his globular outer layer over and over like a carefully guided ball. His body wasn’t perfectly circular, of course. It shifted and expanded and pulsed in bright pinks with blue striations as he moved over the grass and fed on the delicious greenness below him. This job he had was perfect. He got paid for keeping the roadside grass short. It was like making money munching on an all-you-can-eat-buffet each day. The only problem came from all the other blobs in the area. They formed a gang of malicious creatures that chased and devoured people on a whim. Ernie had met with a lot of prejudice against blobs when he began working for the city. Even the fact that he was a vegetarian didn’t soothe much of the hatred and rage. It certainly didn’t go over well with the other blobs, either. Despite the varied threats from all around him, though, Ernie was determined to be himself and not be manipulated by others. He continued, day after day, eating blade after blade of grass, focused and determined, doing his part to make the world a more beautiful place.

 

Bite size fiction.NOTE: The brief narrative above was brought to you by The Bite-Size Fiction Project, created by Dave Baldwin and Sheila Lee Brown (this particular one is a Sheila-story). The results of this project are bite-size story morsels for short attention spans. These tidbits are sometimes fun, sometimes weird…but always short!