The Reckoning | Microfiction

The locals thought little of the rock; it had always been there and it probably always would be. But when a stranger came from out of town and took interest in the great boulder, their world turned upside down.

“It’s made of sugar, you see? Sweet deliciousness. You could mine it and sell it off. You’re sitting on a white goldmine.”

And when the locals started mining, things soon went wrong.

An enormous finger emerged in the sky, bearing down upon them. The reckoning was here.

***

“Who dropped a sugar cube on the floor? Now we have ants!”


This story was written in response to the following photo prompt for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers.

Mountain view
© Russell Gayer

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Ellie Scott is a freelance copywriter and fiction writer from Sheffield, UK. She writes speculative and silly short stories and flash fiction. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Competition and published her first book, 'Merry Bloody Christmas: A Short Story Collection'. You can often find her hanging out on Twitter (@itsemscott), Instagram (@tinysillystories) and Medium (@elliemaryscott), or hibernating on her sofa with a book and a very large glass of gin.

12 thoughts on “The Reckoning | Microfiction”

  1. Ha ha – ant’s eye view. I really do have weird thoughts sometimes…like when I squash the odd member of the ant army…what if the giant finger points at us!!

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