April 6: Flash Fiction Challenge – Pumpkin Seeds


April 6, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a creation myth. You can write your own, use one in a story or create tension (or comparability) between science and culture on the topic of creation.

“See that pumpkin vine down there?” my brother pointed out, “well that’s where we found you.”

In my mind, I was horrified that I had been laying there in the dirt before mum picked me up.

“Dad thought you were another Queensland Blue*. You’re lucky he didn’t slice you up and put you in the pot,” he said as nonchalant as ever.

When I asked mum, she said I was such a little one she had to hand feed me till I was big enough to go it alone.

“Pumpkin seeds,” she’d say, “giving me a wink, amazing things.”


  • The Queensland Blue a variety of Australian pumpkin.


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14 Responses to April 6: Flash Fiction Challenge – Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Lyn says:

    Queensland Blue is the best pumpkin ever! Do you remember years and years ago when they disappeared for a while because of a disease? Roasted pumpkin, pumpkin soup, mashed pumpkin… YUMMO 😀

  2. Lorraine says:

    Wonderful creation story.When I can eat pumpkin seeds again, I shall look each one over carefully just in case it might be a “little sprout.”
    Is the Queensland blue pumpkin actually blue?
    I used to live in Howard Dill territory — he developed mammoth pumpkins which now are grown many places for display and contests. These pumpkins are REALLY BIG — not children but full grown adults.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    What a fun story, Michael! And I like your use of Queensland Blue. Sounds like a tasty one. 🙂

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  5. rogershipp says:

    Loved it! My mother used to tell me I was found in the corn patch?

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