Friday Fictioneers: Golden Days

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds

Golden Days

The early days of the revolution were known as the Golden Days. It started with arugula. It was the AU, arugula uprising. Some called it the Texan Days for Australia, Texas. Plants are better with minerals than geography.

Arugula’s greatest weapon was propagating propaganda. “Humans rip us out of the ground and consume us.”

The revolution didn’t take hold until green beans and other vine plants joined up. Once corn and melons got involved, plants looked unbeatable.

Beaten they were. They were forced to raise a peas sign and surrender when lack of water led to famine in the garden.


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  1. Your story sounds as if it was written with my garden in mind. I swear that the plants grow quicker so that they can challenge me

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    1. That sounds good with a white sauce and chicken maybe some sundried tomatoes. Now, I’m hungry. I think the emus would have fared better in that tentative alliance.

      Thank you, Rochelle


  2. I thought of us and how all of our money is plastic now. Maybe the arugula and the other rebels will develop longer tap roots and reach underground reservoirs. Sadly without human genetic modifications to them, the morph will take a couple million years…

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    1. I believe it was the philosophizer Michael Crichton who said, “Life will find a way.” Maybe they’ll learn how to turn on the sprinklers. Maybe we’ll all learn the necessity for humans and nature to have a symbiotic relationship.

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      1. Crichton wrote the dinosaur island books, yes? I can see where he’s coming from. Well-said on the last part, I think we will go kicking and screaming if we do.

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    1. I’m renovating the entire yard, which is taking much longer than I anticipated. The yard’s been dirt and weeds since the house was built. Now, it’s half astroturf partially bordered with pavers. The other half is a hill, which is still an unruly mess. I didn’t know it was so hard to make squares of concrete sit still.

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      1. That would have been a good idea. Unfortunately, I got finally got everything going in June. I’m doing most of the work in the evening. Early on, I could go out in the afternoon and work in the shade of the house, but I’ve progressed well beyond that.

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