Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest
August 2006 Winner: Mariana Williams, Lettuce
Honorable Mention: Dana Lambrose, Well Done
Honorable Mention: Paul Halewijn, Is That It?
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August 2006 Winner
by Mariana Williams
“But, how?” Claudine whined. “We’ve tried everything to infiltrate
“The same way the Simbouka infested the Yutoo Species, a thousand years ago. Don’t you know your history?”
The elder lashed his tail, slamming it
to the floor with a thud. “It’s true in our larva state we aren’t
powerful, Claudine.” He blinked for the first time in weeks. “We
are light, and without independent mobility. Rooted to the ground
we suffer communication gaps with our hosts. However, the Ninth
Council of Intergalactic Research has an announcement. They’ve devised
a route for our species to infiltrate the body, soul and psyche
She wrapped herself around a pole and waited.
“The presentation begins in seventeen nana seconds,” the elder said.
A high pitched sound and pale green light signaled a young scholar
as he slithered up to the podium.
“Thank you for your patience,” he hissed
softly. Using his upper prongs he adjusted a board on a tripod.
“Is a picture beneath that black drape?”
Claudine whispered to the elder.
“Earthlings are complicated,” the young
serpent began. “We cannot decode each language, or replicate their
image. But the Ninth Degree has a solution. I’m announcing a route
by which our green, leafy larvae enter humans. Studies surmise after
a long incubation, 975 generations of lettuce eaters will be rendered
powerless. With DNA forever altered, we will rise and conquer!”
”How?” they hissed.
With flourish, the young serpent yanked
“Hamburger with lettuce and tomato.”
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