Every week, authors from around the globe post their 100-word stories in response to a photo prompt. I’m a little late to this week’s Friday Fictioneers party, but it’s never too late to jump on this train. Why don’t you join us too?
This week’s photo, from Madison Woods, is a rerun from several years ago. I wasn’t in the playground yet, so my 99-word story is brand new.
“Lots of common things aren’t exactly common.”
Terry and Jules sat on the deck sorting through a bowl of jelly beans. Smoke lingered from the barbecue.
“Like luna moths.” Jules selected a green jelly bean.
“Yeah, they’re native here, but you never see them.”
“They only live as moths for seven days. Might be longer if they stopped fucking long enough to eat.”
“I might live longer if I stop eating like a kid.”
“Time to take a lesson from the moths?”
The two fell into each other—a common act on an uncommon night.