Fertilizer

Photo by: Randy Mazie

The ivy, growing outside the abandoned building, turned to the trumpet vine and said, “At first I thought this was a mistake.”

“Why?” said the trumpet vine. “The intelligent plants growing inside are thriving, and will soon take over the world.”

“I mean the ‘no trespassing’ sign. To curious humans that’s like an invitation.”

“Agreed, but it works. Just enough of them venture inside, unable to resist their own curiosity.”

“And after seeing our incredible developments, they have to be killed. No witnesses allowed.” The ivy shuddered.

“But it all works out,” said the trumpet vine. “Humans are great fertilizer.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/08/07/9-august-2019/

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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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18 Responses to Fertilizer

  1. Alice Audrey says:

    Well, it’s nice to know we’re good for something.

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  2. msjadeli says:

    So creative and inventive and I agree with Alice, it’s nice to know we are good for something.

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  3. Dale says:

    At least they aren’t overly greedy. They know only a few at a time will take their chances…
    Fun one.

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  4. Ha ha ha, that they sure are!

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  5. draliman says:

    It wouldn’t do to scare away all the food πŸ™‚

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  6. Ha, you and I saw a similar thing in the prompt! Well written.

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  7. I’m almost afraid to go into my greenhouse after reading this! Nice one.

    My tale – ‘No pain no gain!

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Hah! Nice story! I almost hope the intelligent plants succeed – they probably wouldn’t make a worse mess than we have.

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  9. James McEwan says:

    Reminds me of the Venus Fly trap plant. Ivy has realised that poison on its own was’t working – clever stuff for fauna based society.

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  10. Dear Eric,

    Triffids come to mind. πŸ˜‰ At least they’re conservative in their choice of fertilizer. πŸ˜‰ Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. granonine says:

    A reversed world. Wouldn’t it be shocking!

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  12. michael1148humphris says:

    Sounds like the plants are frighting back, if they do heaven help us.

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  13. That should be a blow to our egos. Other meat-eating animals see us as food, some insects suck our blood as food, and now plants think of us as fertilizer, a type of food. It seems to me it’s rather unsafe to go camping. Funny story, Eric. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  14. Good one, Eric. We both went with the curiosity factor on this prompt. It’s just like a “wet paint” sign, people can’t resist touching it.

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  15. List of X says:

    So, talking plants outside, a No Trespassing sign, and a smell of other plants growing inside – I guess that would attract a lot of stoners.
    But I doubt that demolition and construction crews that eventually come after the stoners to gentrify the neighborhood will make such an easy prey.

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