PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young
Jem and Peet chugged along the Everglades trail, their first trip since lockdown ended.
“Peet, it’s nice to be out of the house, but Florida in July?”
“Jem, I wanted to see a mangrove tree,” said Peet, checking off the box on his tree list.
“I’m geeked we leave for California tomorrow to see bristlecone pines – the oldest living things on earth! At least it’s a dry heat.”
Jem and Peet didn’t know that an even older life form, whose mouth mimicked mangrove trees, would draw them in for a taste. They’d never see California.
The moment I saw this image it reminded me of a giant monster’s mouth. Those two are probably still being digested!
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the encouraging host of Friday Fictioneers.