Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.
— R.E. Shay
The colonists of Dragor V couldn’t believe their luck. The very hospitable world included strange domes. The natural structures provided ready-made housing. Inside, a curious and highly nutritious plant species grew. “Dragor Salad” soon became a staple food of the colonists. A liquid oozed through the domes that was sweet to the taste. “Ambrosia” proved to be a superfood, able to supply most of the nutrients that kept the colonists healthy. This planet seemed awfully lucky.
Agorantogisha groaned. Every since the fires emerged from the sky, he’d felt sickly. He called to his neighbor and asked for help.
Goantoperanto raised an eyestalk, an appendage roughly the size of a redwood tree. This process took a week. The native Agopatons moved very slowly, being creatures composed of silicon-based substances. “Ah!” exclaimed Goantoperanto. “I see the problem.
“What is it? Did I eat some bad rock?”
“Nope,” he said, gazing at the human inhabitants. “Seems you’ve got intestinal worms.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/sunday-photo-fiction-february-12th-2017/