Thursday, September 14, 2017

THE SECRET GIFT



FRIDAY FICTIONEERS PHOTO PROMPT

PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight
 WORD COUNT: 100


This has been our home for ages. Its time to show our gratitude!” said the leader ant, “We have only 7 hours.”

 The architects made the contour. The queen herself was inspecting this marvel. Once the surveyor on the loft gave green signal, the diggers started. The excavation went on for hours; they were to leave no clues.

“She is up. Evacuate!” There was a hullabaloo. “Everyone! Below the monument! Now!”

Everyone waited with baited breath. Lazily she arrived, yawning. “Peterrrr!!! Again you left it outsi…….Wow!”

Her expressions changed.

“He remembers the day!”, she blushed.

Her smile made their day.



This story is a part of the Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt Flash fiction challenge. Every Friday, a photo prompt is provided by the organizer Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The participants have to come up with a 100 word story. You can check out the other entries here.

10 comments:

  1. That's a different way of looking at things! Ants doing a husband's work. Well done!

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    1. Thanks :)
      Husband got saved. But lets see what happens when he wakes up ;)

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  2. The ants go marching one by one--until their long night's work is done :)

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    1. Thats a sweet way of summarizing their job :D

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  3. Now this is a really unique explanation for the heart. ☺ Hurray for grateful ants, but I'm not sure she'd want to eat their...um... artwork.

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    1. hahaha...
      Hope the ants and their work is preserved :)

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  4. Dear S Ritika,

    I see that you've written for Friday Fictioneers and haven't been properly welcomed. I liked your take on the prompt. Ants could make a home in that bread couldn't they?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle and great to have come across the prompt. :)
      They couldn't make a home in that bread and they wouldn't. They just want to coexist with the residents in a small hole of their own. (It might be heart shaped as well you never know) ;)

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  5. I really liked this, Ritika! I normally hate ants, but you made me like them with such a sweet gesture. I love the image of them all waiting underneath with baited breath. Great job. I think I'll follow your blog with my work email so I can read your posts when I get to work. :)
    -David (Green-Walled Tower)

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    1. :) :D Thats a great compliment coming from you David! :D
      I am honoured. And this adds a responsibility on me to keep writing regularly as someone wants to read my post. (As you can see i dont have a good history but now i am determined o:) )

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