The prompt for this week’s #FlashFictionFaction contained the following instructions:
I decided to mention not only all five sense, but also to use all 15 wors, rather than just eight. Here is what I wrote:
The rest of the ship maintained its invisibility shield as the portal became visible to admit their scout. Outside, the rain poured down loudly as a woman who had been walking along the side of the road stopped, turned away from the road and appeared to be knocking. After she knocked, a door covered with burning eyes materialised and opened. She walked through it, then it closed and vanished. Now inside, the scout reported to her commanding officer.
“Xaekowy, I have returned from my reconnaissance,” she said, stroking back her silken, red hair.
“Did you find a sufficient amount of the product, Riabyti?”
“Yes, sir. There is an abundant supply and if we conserve it properly, it should be a reliable, renewable resource for many millennia. Here is a sample that I’ve already prepared.” Riabyti pulled a small container from under her raincoat and handed it to Xaekowy
“Excellent! It doesn’t look any different from anything I’ve ever seen and it smells and tastes great! King Gjofn will be overjoyed to know that the drought and famine will no longer threaten his dynasty and that it will not be necessary for the temples to manufacture artificial food for their rituals. Where and when shall we be able to harvest the product?”
“Our ships could easily pluck them from just about anywhere at any time, Also, with a few of them as breeding stock and a strand or two of their DNA, we could probably even integrate them into our own agriculture and start raising them, ourselves, back on G’Cilphi.
“I have studied their behaviour, though, and would suggest collecting some at night, from the various bars and public houses. That way, they already will have begun marinating for the journey home. In fact, on our way back, I’ll be able to make a delicious Pickled-Human Preserve that I’m sure will please the King very much.”
P.S.: This is an extension of my #SatSunTails entry.
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