FFfAW: The unwanted

Note the NEXT to the last line. It seems there might be power in non-reading. But we will be overrun with snakes.

Stop a dystopian future overrun with snakes. Read a book.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Kecia Spartin. Thank you Kecia!

The pet shop owner sold every single kind of pet that you could think of. It was a very popular place to go, but nobody ever seemed to leave with a snake.

“Why do people not buy snakes?”

The owner patted his young son on the head. “They are afraid.”


“It all started with the Bible. You know, how Eve was tempted to eat the forbidden fruit by a snake. The modern day equivalent would be the use of snakes as evil things in Harry Potter. Nobody buys these things simply because they believe everything they read.”

“Damn shame.”

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers

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