Photo Copyright: Janet Webb

Here we are this week sitting in a room with an assortment of objects on a table near the window. We’ve gathered again to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Janet Webb. Thanks, Janet.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:


Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Sofia discovered the tiny plant on Monday growing between lily pads in the nearby stream. It looked so helpless she took pity on it and brought it inside to continue growing in water in a fish bowl on her windowsill.

On Tuesday, she was amazed to see the roots filled the bowl and the top of the plant rose above as it reached for the sun.

On Wednesday, her neighbor stopped by and found Sofia lifeless, her body covered with thick roots inserted into her.

The local doctor called the agricultural station, locked the house, and hung a DANGER sign.

















50 thoughts on “WATER PLANT

  1. I kind of laughed at this, Suzanne, because you don’t mess around with plants you think might be harmless! It had a sort of dark humor to it which is why I found it funny. The super kudzu lily.

    Five out of five Little Shop Of Horrors. πŸ˜‰

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    • Thanks, Diana. for the great comments. I guess after my previous funny story the humor carried over to this one. I didn’t intend humor but it came out that way regardless. I’m glad you enjoyed the story and it made you laugh. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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      • I wondered about that, Suzanne. It is dark, but there’s something about it that reminded me of the old horror movies with man-eating plants – maybe because it was a sweet water lily. I was entertained either way. πŸ˜€

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    • Ha, ha. Thanks, Keith. I can understand being worried or scared about a plant that ate things. It almost seems it’s halfway between plant and animal. I hope nowhere on the planet those grow bigger. I’m glad you liked the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Liz. I’m sorry if my story gave you nightmares. Some readers thought it was funny. I didn’t mean it to be but I could see its resemblance to a movie like “Little Shop of Horrors”. —- Suzanne


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