Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Museum Visit.


Image : Fandango

As the tour group reached the end of their museum visit the guide stopped at the final exhibit.

“This exhibit is from the early 21st Century and is an example of the primitive lifestyle of the time. The existing species were a dirty and disgusting race of peoples beset with greed and self-satisfaction.

At various intervals around their towns and villages troughs such as these would be situated whereupon when thirst over came them they would get on all fours and drink by putting their heads into the trough.”

A small creature with no neck and a third eye asked if they had animals of any kind.

“No explained the guide, and if they did they ate them leaving no record of life other than their own.”

At that the group nodded and grunted their approval of the answer and muttered among themselves how lucky they were to live in a world where there was plenty for all and the humanoids a perfect labour force.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/fffaw-challenge-week-of-january-23-2018/

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13 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Museum Visit.

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    It’s probably what we deserve.

  2. Scary! I hope this doesn’t really happen! I know we have it good and probably don’t deserve it but hopefully, we will get better! Great story, Michael!

  3. Moon says:

    Great, imaginative take on the prompt. Michael.

  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    A dystopian evolutionary take but truly thought provoking.

  5. Well, that different! Not a scene I’d care to witness.

    Click to read my FFfAW!

  6. Seems prophetic, though I hope your words don’t come true while we are still alive 🙂

  7. What an interesting futuristic vision this rustic trough has created. I laud your imagination, Michael.

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