Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Common Ground

Prime Minister Helix Aspersa wished he was certain the path he’d chosen was for the benefit of his people, but knew no decision came without unforeseen consequences.

General Decollata vocally opposed the beleaguered Minister’s stance, insisting environmental impact studies and such were foolish. When an enemy presented itself, only swift, decisive force was indicated. 

Aspersa patently refused to destroy any creature from simple expediency. Some medium ground must exist and he would not shy from finding it.

Reaching the appointed location, he bid his advisors do nothing provocative and, alone, went forward to make the first tentative efforts at compromise.

This story was written for the weekly Visual Dare flash fiction prompt: whimsy


  1. Did he end up sauteed or in a stew?


  2. Now see, that gives that lead snail a whole other personality. LOVE IT. Another VisDare triumph!!

  3. What a great scene. I'm being too lazy to check, but I'm guessing that the Prime MInister and General's names are species names of snails. Awesome!