A Dangerous Snack

Photo by: Yinglan

Safari guide E.R. Pankow led the tourists through the trees of the planet, Barton.

“It’s quite safe here if you follow the rules” he said. “Don’t touch anything unless I say so.” He pointed to a giant footprint in a mud flat. It was large enough for the entire safari group to stand in.

Pankow continued, “The only dangerous creature here left that foot print. It’s a giant, walking fungus called a Palygrud. Its six legs look identical to trees. You could be standing beside one and never know it. If antagonized they can go berserk and stomp everything in sight. You’ll know them because they smell and taste like a dessert.”

Darcy wondered where her husband went while the guide spoke. She found Bill 20 yards away, chewing. “Bill! What are you doing?”

He sliced another piece of bark off the tree beside him. “Hey Hun! You should try this. It tastes just like Rice Krispie Treats!”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/fffaw-challenge-week-of-february-6-2018/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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23 Responses to A Dangerous Snack

  1. Deb Whittam says:

    This is great – love it

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James says:

    They’re all going to die in 3…2…1…

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Hahahahaha! That was last thing he said before he was stomped to death! Hopefully, the others will be spared. LOL! Cute story! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m guessing Bill doesn’t survive much longer after the end of this story.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    At least the condemned man got his last meal, your lovely story made me smile.

    Like

  6. Lyn says:

    Oh boy. Some people shouldn’t be allowed out on their own without a keeper 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JM Williams says:

    Maybe a mushroom I could actually enjoy! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ha ha ha ha ha. That wouldn’t have ended on a sweet note for him 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. He was barking mad! Brilliant – thanks for the grin.

    Click to read my FFfAW!

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  10. Nona says:

    That’s why we just can’t take you anywhere Bill!

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