The leader waits for the restless crowd to quieten:
“We evolved, to look like twigs , to remain hidden from our predators. Our cover was eventually exposed.
We evolved again , to look like leaves. We thrived . But trees are now extinct.”
Dissenting voices rise- “so are our predators” .
“Are you forgetting the one predator left?”
The sobering truth sinks in. The leader has their attention. He pulls out a cable wire.
“If we evolved to look like this, we can thrive. Our predator would dig delicately around us, leave us alone, because they live in mortal fear of losing …………. internet connection.”
—– End —-
This 100 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields each week. This week’s photo was provided by Mrs. Connie Russell.
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