Friday, 26 September 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 45 Jungle


He crawled labouriously across the muddy ground trying desperately not to leave a trail

The enemy zoomed round the sky in search of him.

If they spotted him he would be dead meat.

Surrounded by lush vegetation, he desperately tried to avoid the traps they'd set to destoy him.

Why don't gardeners like us slugs?

Dad's battle with the snail inspired this one.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Alex the Blogging Kat said...

Poor slug! I never thought of life from a slug's perspective until now.

smarmoofus said...

What is the problem with slugs/snails? They must harm the plants, I guess? They eat them, don't they?

Anyway, cute 55, Akelamalu. But how do you trap a slug?

Happy Friday!

buffalodick said...

That's what I asked! Poor little slimers...

Akelamalu said...

You like slugs Alex? :0

Snails and slugs are a gardeners enemy, they eat the plants Smarmoofus. Slug pellets usually finish them off, or a container sunk into the ground containing beer will give them a happy death!

Stop it Buff, slugs and snails are not nice! ;)

Mona said...

LOL! I love the twist in the end here!

They must have their own world, their thoughts & fear!

Now I am wondering about EVERYTHING!

Anndi said...

Can you get them with garlic butter?

Dumdad said...

Wretched slugs - they slime into Scabby the cat's food bowl.

Mojo said...

We can always count on you for a twist at the end. Well played.
Speaking of slugs...

Akelamalu said...

I wonder if they do think Mona? #:)

I've never tried Anndi, they might enjoy that! ;)

Poor Scabby Dumdad, fancy slurping up a slug with your food YUK!!

Thanks Mojo :)

aims said...

We don't have slugs that I know of - but I remember seeing banana slugs over on the west coast and people putting out bowls of water with a piece of meat suspended over it. Dead slugs in the bowl - all yellow and icky! Eurghhhhhhh

Akelamalu said...

Oh gracious they sound horrendous Aims!

Missy said...

Ake- LOL poor slug indeed. We were bad little kiddies. we always poured salt on them to watch them melt. I know gross, but kids do that sort of thing lol.

Great 55

Have a wonderful weekend chica

Daryl said...



Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh good one!!!

smiles, bee

Liquid said...

Oh ya' had me going on this one!
Great one!!

Have a wonderous weekend!

CrazyCath said...

Can't say as I have ever considered it from a snail or slug's point of view! Cleverly done.

Linda said...

As I was reading this one I had a sneaky feeling it had something to do with your previous snail trail post! Nice to see that I guessed right this time!

Donnetta Lee said...

I just knew it was a slug--getting better at figuring these out!! Very good, "A." I got a kick out of it! D

Travis said...

Loved it!

Smalltown RN said...

As always a very fun filled story....I see you tied in your fathers experience with his recent visitor....the snail.....

Ron said...

VERY clever and cute, Akelamalu!

Poor little slugs...I feel sorry for them!

Thanks for another fabulous Friday 55 Flash!

Enjoy your weekend, dear lady.

Mr. Slug

G-Man said...

War of the Slugs!!!!
Sounds like something involving me!!

DAZZLING 55 as always Ake!!

Have a marvelous Week-End...G

ciara said...

ha ha very cute, ake! i HATE slugs. great 55 :)

Akelamalu said...

We did the salt thing too Missy

Thanks Daryl x

Pleased you liked it Bee :)

Welcome Liquid, I'm happy you enjoyed it. :)

Me neither, until now Cath!

I'm going to have to stop doing follow up 55s if you're guessing them Linda ((wink))

You're guessing them too Donnetta? I'll have to do some radical thinking!

Ah thanks Trav x

I did RN, had you guessed before you got to the end?

You can't feel sorry for slugs Ron, they're horrible!

War of the slugs is right g-man I take it you don't like them either!

You and me both Ciara!

storyteller said...

LOL … ya got me … even though I was trying to anticipate your ‘twist’ … Well done ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Storyteller x

Anonymous said...

Salt them buggers!! :P

Akelamalu said...

LOL you don't like them either Kaknu?

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