One Man’s Trash

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Madison Woods‘ blog. This week’s photo is by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work (including Rochelle’s) by clicking the link that appears below my story.

One Man’s Trash

by Jan Brown

Kip and Dredge were indulging their latest hobby: dumpster diving behind the electronics factory. Kip emerged with a balled-up web of unknown material. It didn’t break apart when he handled it. He twisted and stretched it, but it snapped back to its original, irregular shape.

They stared at it for a long time. It looked like a spider web, but it was made of super-thin strands of synthetic material. When they held it up to the sunlight, it shimmered.

“The filament looks like fiber optics.”

“So instead of catching flies, this catches…what?”

A hulking security officer edged around the corner, gun unholstered. “Come with me and find out.”



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