This is my entry for this week’s 100-Word Challenge for Adults. The challenge this week was to use the words: “LIBERTY, EMPIRE, APPLE, YELLOW, and ENORMOUS” to create a story of 100-words.
Elijah Red and Portnoy Yellow stood gazing into the boughs of their creation. Their efforts had come to fruition. It was time.
The Kingdom of the Red Apple had forever been at odds with the Yellow Apple Empire. The feud was threatening to explode again. The younger generation needed antiquated-reminding there must be difference or both worlds would crumble. War was imminent.
Elijah grinned. “This ought to set them on their ears.”
“Hope so,” Portnoy nodded.
Together the old men reached up and plucked another enormous half-yellow half-red apple from the tree.
“What shall we call them?” Portnoy asked.
To see my other 100-Word-Challenge entries go here. To learn more about the 100-Word Challenge for Adults, and to see what this week’s prompt was, go here.
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When I finished reading your take on the challenge I said out loud to my empty room, “OH! That is friggin unreal!” Love, love, love it! I am now your lemming (heeheehee).
I read your comment and squealed with laughter to an equally empty room. Isn’t the world of writing wonderful that way? Is the room ever really empty? And I love lemmings! Such cute little furries. The more the merrier. Thanks so much for reading and for leaving a comment. It’s very appreciated.
A really good take on the prompt. I can see you’re a peacemaker. Loved the ‘crumble’ reference. 🙂 Clever.
Sandra, sometimes I wonder if the routine gets boring, but yes it’s a tendency. I think maybe I need to stretch my boundaries into places I haven’t gone yet but I’m so full of these “messages” I want to holler… especially in a world so bent on negativism, violence, and separatism. I appreciate you reading and equally leaving a comment. Thank you!
I want one of those!
Looks yummy, doesn’t it? Thanks for reading!
Great use of the prompt. Very imaginative. Really enjoyed reading.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading and for leaving a comment. It’s very much appreciated.
Great stuff and a unique approach!
Thanks for reading, Gilly and for the comment!
I suspect the younger generation will just start fighting over who owns the half-and-half’s… Love it.
It seems an inevitability, doesn’t it? Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Thanks a million for the pingback! I enjoyed your 100-word piece. It makes me want to know more of the story!
oooh I want that.
Hehe. Me too! I love apples. Thanks for the comment!