Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Life had been difficult since the Pytharga invaded. Humanity held on, proving more resourceful than the alien Snails expected.

“I hate it when it rains,” said Georgi. “Perfect weather for the Snails.”

“I know,” said Nadya, gazing out rain-streaked kitchen door. She placed dinner plates for both of them.

Georgi scowled at his dish. “I miss things like salads.”

“I know, but at least we’re still alive and eating plenty.”

“Yeah, but it’s the same thing every day.”

“Please, give thanks, can’t you?”

“I suppose.”

Nadya offered the gravy boat to Georgi. “More chocolate sauce for your snail steak?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

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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26 Responses to Resourcefulness

  1. Indira says:

    :):) isn’t it too much. Snails daily.

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  2. Ewwwww… snails. Actually, I’ve eaten them. Really. When I was in Paris – as an entree in a restaurant on the Rue de Lafayette (‘Pour les touristes, vous savez’.) They tasted exactly like rubber bands soaked in garlic butter. Something one does once… I have to ask… were the snail-like Pytharga engaged in a war to the death with the Slug Monsters of Thorgle-Cromb?


  3. Tannille says:

    The French are forward thinking 😀


  4. draliman says:

    Chocolate sauce on snails? Heathens.
    Oh yeah, and… snails? Urgh.


  5. Dale says:

    Snails are delicious… not so convinced about the chocolate sauce though…

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  6. It’s been raining so much here it’s a snails paradise. The good news is I can outrun most of them, but when they slime me—Yuk!!

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’m not much faster than snails these days. Too much football in my youth and now my knees are paying the price. Luckily, my aim with a pellet gun hasn’t lost anything. 😉


  7. Dear Eric,

    I had escargot once. Not bad actually. Chocolate sauce? No thanks. And every day would be much. “Manna again?”



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    • EagleAye says:

      I’ve never tried it. Oysters are as slimy as I’m willing to go. At least they don’t look back at you. Still, humanity will prevail I think, even if its snail every day. 😉


  8. msjadeli says:

    Snails eat hosta, and I love my hosta, which makes snails my enemies. I regard them as slimy insects more than food. No thanks.


  9. Archon's Den says:

    The wife and daughter occasionally eat escargot – while I have egg rolls that I get at a little Chinese restaurant with a sign outside that says, “You just think you had chicken.” 😳

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  10. granonine says:

    I’m afraid I’d reach near-starvation before I could force down even one snail.

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  11. Lyn says:

    I don’t mind snails – except when they get into my garden and eat my greens. Slugs are another things completely but the salt shaker soon takes care of them 😀

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  12. James McEwan says:

    Steaks! How big are these creatures, clearly farm bred to grow in size and feed humanity. Bloody climate change.

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  13. List of X says:

    Sounds like it was a pretty slow-moving invasion.

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