Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story convincing a family member to change his ways begins after the photo by Björn Rudberg. Great pic, Bjorn!
Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
Eldon returned to the Philippines on a mission, and enjoyed Mama’s Sisig with his Papa. “So good. Rice is great too,” said Eldon.
“Of course it’s great!” exclaimed Papa. “Our family has grown rice on the Banaue Rice Terraces for 200 years.”
“Actually, Papa, this rice was grown on the space habitat, Pinaka, where I work. Good huh?”
Papa grimaced. “It’s okay.”
“We need help there.”
“I’m not going into space.”
“No chance of Dengue Fever,” encouraged Eldon.
“It’s not hot all the time.”
“Tempting, but I’m comfortable here. It’s real. It’s natural.”
“No corrupt politicians.”
Papa blinked. “Where do I sign?”
Author’s note: It’s quite possible Bjorn’s pic is not from the Philippines at all. It’s just the first thing I thought of when I saw his pic.
Each week, The Friday Fictioneers all join for a lilliputian literary luau and write 100 word flash fiction from an image prompt. Won’t you join us? Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/24-january-2014/