Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week.  Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough.


“I’m so proud of our new franchise.”

“Well, I suppose I am too.”

“You don’t sound too convinced.”

“No, I am but I see lots of problems. I think we should have thought it through better. McDonald’s are not fools. We could get into serious hot water.”

“Why do you have to be so negative? This is a great opportunity for us. We’ve never had such control over our destinies before. Just think what it will mean to be your own boss!”

“That’s all fine and dandy. Let me ask you: how many of our customers and employees will be able to speak Moth?”

Madison Woods

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NB: I like to read and respond to all FF submissions each week but I’m struggling.  Our server has dubbed some of you pornographers and won’t let me in at all.  Where there are security filters, demanding sign-in to leave comment, I can’t comply.  There are submissions that I don’t understand and also some that I don’t like; I prefer to say something positive or nothing at all.  So if you don’t get a response from me, it will probably be due to one of these four.


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53 Responses to Moth

  1. Tessa says:

    I just got it. Boy I am slow. Good take on the prompt.

  2. Haha. And I thought MacDonalds language was universal. Big Mac, and I have to admit I don’t know any of their other offerings but I’m sure their universal. Even in moth world.

  3. I love the last line. Such a surprise!

  4. A rolling stone gathers no moss, but stationary bricks gather moths.
    (Fun story, Mick!)

  5. Amy Reese says:

    Ooh, I hope I’m not labeled a pornographer! Funny story from the moth’s POV. I’m sure their franchise will be a big hit.

  6. The moth story was fun & so is your server story. ‘Tis better to be thought a pornographer than to be disliked. 😀

    • micklively says:

      The server story is true. My employer has all kinds of weird filters on there. Anyone would think we employed babies!
      Many thanks Kimberly.

  7. The coffee may be confused with nectar by some humans but somehow I don’t think it will fool the taste buds of the more discerning moths and certainly not the butterflies!

    • micklively says:

      I seem to recall hearing that mating moths have the world’s most sensitive olfactory function? Like two parts per million or something ridiculous like that.

  8. rgayer55 says:

    Just put Wool-burgers on the menu. The moths will come in droves.

  9. gravadee says:

    hahahaha, not many speak Moth

  10. If they served Mayflies, they’d have it made. Million of them here in the spring.

  11. Mike says:

    Customers speaking moth could be the least of their problems. Great tale, made me smile.

  12. draliman says:

    I’m sure hand/antenna signals will get the job done!

  13. Sally says:

    Your story made me smile, great stuff.

  14. Well, McDonalds did, didn’t they? 🙂 Loved the dialogue and the ending.

  15. any1mark66 says:

    Don’t worry a McVegan menu is coming! Could just be a flight of fancy. Nice story

  16. Miles Rost says:

    MothDonalds! It works well!

  17. JKBradley says:

    Just put a sign on the window.

    Or an open flame candle.

    Well done.

  18. Cute twist to the prompt!

  19. I see trouble ahead.A quick language course would be in order. Fun take.

  20. gahlearner says:

    I love it. Very funny. They’ll be good until they have little caterpillars. Their kids will eat them out of business.

  21. Graham Lawrence says:

    Great flowing dialogue!

  22. Sandra says:

    It’s a niche market, moth-dom. Nice dialogue.

  23. Dear Mick,

    I don’t see a lot of future in the moth clientele. Cute story.



  24. ceayr says:

    Well done, Mick

  25. SarCou says:

    I think they’ve tapped unto a previously-untapped market 😀

  26. Ha.. I would say they have to find their own clientele.. funny stuff.

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