100 WORD SKITTLE // Plantocracy in Action

Tasha Quatro’s head was ready to burst. She’d spent the last few hours trying to find something unambiguous to write about, but every attempt brought only further disappointment. Pineapples weren’t fruits. Tomatoes weren’t vegetables. And now she wasn’t even sure if she was Tasha or a big, fat potato-head.

This homework was killing her. Botany was her least favourite subject, and it hung above her head like the sword of Damocles. She looked over at the nearest table where students from the law faculty worked casually on their own homework. They were laughing like crazy, discussing Nix v. Hedden and sharing sips from a flask of what she imagined was alcohol. Tasha felt a bad attack of envy.

The next day, Tasha went to the Dean’s office and handed in an application to change faculties. Botany was too vague a science for her taste. The world of law seemed much more exciting, more stable and reliable with its facts. It couldn’t be misinterpreted or distorted.

[Though this has 165 words, the case of T&T v. Common Sense decrees that it must be classified as a 100 Word Story. The court records cannot be shown because much of their contents have been redacted, but you can bet your sweet bippy that our arguments were watertight and completely valid. Ergo, this is a 100 Word Story. We’re the ones with the big wigs, fancy gowns and gavel, so what we say goes! Dixi.]

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2019

25 thoughts on “100 WORD SKITTLE // Plantocracy in Action

  1. You are such a good writer. I aspire to reach your level. I wish I had a partner in writing or in anything. I thought the law of attraction was supposed to kick in with the projection of fervent wishes. I’m still waiting. In my life I’ve had words instead of friends so I particularly value well written prose. You keep me company!

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    • Then I’m pleased to be of service! And, yes, I think you’re right in that reality doesn’t always fall in line with whatever our hearts might fervently wish for, and even in spite of our best efforts. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, otherwise I may not have come across your site. I’ve had a look, and I can tell that I’m going to learn a lot from your writings. You have yourself another follower now! 🙂

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