PHOTO PROMPT – © C. Hase
“You are to be reborn a human female.”
“Dude, Not human female. I wasn’t that bad, was I? I did good deeds.. cleaning up beaches…even saved about hundred seals in an oil spill.”
“You can’t break the chain of Karma!…Listen..if you really want to be male, the only opening I have is in the “Latrodectus hasseltii” species. Decide fast ..the eggs are about to hatch”
“I’ll take it”
90 days later as Mr.Latrodectus is being eaten alive by Ms.Latrodectus he recalls a past life …a human female pleading, “Honey, My biological clock is ticking”. He understands her now….but he’s stuck like a ship that was too late to catch the tide.
Note about Mr. and Ms. Lactrodectus (as per Wikipedia):
The redback spider is one of only two animals known where the male has been found to actively assist the female in sexual cannibalism. In the process of mating, the much smaller male somersaults to place his abdomen over the female’s mouthparts. In about two of three cases, the female fully consumes the male while mating continues. Males which are not eaten die of their injuries soon after mating.
This 114 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week.
Click on the ‘blue frog’ below to read other amazing takes, that fellow Friday Fictioneers have, on the same photo prompt.