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!”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/fffaw-challenge-week-of-february-6-2018/