It’s time for Friday Fictioneers again! Each week, writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided by Madison Woods. This week’s picture is disturbing…the aftermath of man’s impingement upon the natural world.

You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story. There is also a Facebook page for the Friday Fictioneers.


by Jan Brown

After a brutal winter, the temperature rose abruptly and quite unexpectedly. Snowdrifts melted, creeks overflowed, and the entire area was invaded by giant foliage intruding over the roads. Enormous leaves, bulbous fruit and sickly sweet blossoms slammed into windshields.  Basements flooded, the water dotted with pungent flowers that looked like a macabre parody of Monet’s “Water Lilies.”

When the road crews finally came, they maneuvered oversized spinning blades in slow motion, sending mushy fruit chunks high into the sky – where they sprouted wings – and into our yards and houses – where they sprouted legs and took up residence, in swift retribution.


32 thoughts on “Invasion

  1. Powerful imagery (unfortunately, I think I have a crop of those plants growing in my garden this year and I hope your story is not prophetic). Like “macabre parody of Monet’s ‘Water Lillies'”.

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