Skip to content

This Ain’t No Home & Garden Show

June 7, 2017

Friday Fictioneers: 1 picture, 100 words, scores of people from around the world sharing their creativity and vision. Feel welcome to join in; visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields HERE to find out how.

This week’s intriguing photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, Sarah Potter.


This Ain’t No Home & Garden Show

You remember the triffids? Well these bad boys were triffids on steroids. No meteor shower this time so the scientists were lost when these leafy-veined varmints sprouted legs, began spitting poison and eating people like Earth was one giant Old Country Buffet.

Thanks to the US, the Paris Agreement dissolved in 2021, which led to the oceans drying up, so killing these creepy creepers with seawater again was out and, unfortunately, so was our time. My master gardening skills are all that’s kept me alive this long and hopefully my diary will serve as a warning to others.

The End?

(100 words)

Please visit the other Friday Fictioneers by clicking the little blue frog below. You’ll find just about every type of genre you could imagine and some really creative writers.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. jellico84 permalink
    June 7, 2017 7:05 am

    It’s “Attack of the Plant People” all over again. ARRGGGHHH, here comes one of those sneaky vines, now. Alllp, I must run…. it’s got my toe… Oh, NOOOOOOOooooooo……. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 8, 2017 6:13 am

      Aw, darn, the plant got her… and she seemed so nice, too!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale permalink
    June 7, 2017 7:54 am

    Oh dear.. I knew no good would come of ignoring the environment…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 8, 2017 6:21 am

      One positive is that we don’t have to waste so much time getting a suntan. What used to be an hour is now just five minutes on the front, roll over and five more on the back and we’re done! Thank you, Dale, for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dale permalink
        June 8, 2017 6:46 am

        There is that… and a great chance of skin cancer as an added bonus!


  3. June 7, 2017 11:32 am

    I think we’re going to need his master gardening skills sooner rather than later. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink
    June 7, 2017 3:52 pm

    I found this a fun read despite the dystopian topic. Love the question at the end.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 8, 2017 6:19 am

      I remember a lot of those cheesy old sci-fi movies would have the question mark pop up after “The End” and I since I had two extra words to play with I thought that would be a good use of them. Thanks for stopping by!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Barbara permalink
    June 7, 2017 7:06 pm

    I really liked it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Moon permalink
    June 7, 2017 7:12 pm

    Beautifully written.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      June 8, 2017 3:53 pm

      You, Moon, are too kind. Thank you!


  7. June 8, 2017 2:28 am

    I had a similar take on this week’s prompt and also mentioned the triffids. Those were seriously scary plants. Probably worth watching that movie again, even though it was terrifying.
    xx Rowena


  8. June 8, 2017 7:32 am

    Dear Michael,

    You had me at triffids. Truly frightening piece. Nicely done.




  9. June 8, 2017 8:52 am

    …except of course there won’t be any others left to read it! 🙂


  10. June 9, 2017 6:58 am

    . Dear Michael,
    You had me at triffids.


  11. June 10, 2017 2:43 am

    Creepy, to say the least and terrifying in its possibility!


  12. June 10, 2017 4:09 am

    Great take, we both saw Triffids in the prompt.


  13. June 13, 2017 7:30 am

    It sounds like “The Day of the Gardeners”, our new superheroes. Clever use of the prompt and good writing, Michael. 🙂 — Suzanne


  14. arsenios permalink
    July 29, 2017 6:14 am

    Dear Michael,
    You had me at triffids. Thank you, Dale, for reading!


If you leave me a comment I'll give you a cookie!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: