a flash-fiction piece
You see some strange looking abodes in my job: hot food courier for Deliveroo. Take no. 73, Jackbottom Lane; its frontage put me in mind of the post-apocalyptic underground shelter inhabited by the cannibalistic Morlocks, in the film, The Time Machine, starring Australian actor, Rod Taylor.
Before landing the role, Taylor won an award in Sydney which included a ticket to London, with a stop over in L.A. He didn’t go to London, deciding Hollywood was a better bet. It was.
The Eloi exhibited no such subversiveness having evolved into a complaisant race, commanded only by the siren’s call, causing them to file, like Pavlov’s dogs, into the Morlocks’ shelter, to be consumed.
That is, until Rod arrives with our 20th century ethics: folks eating other folks? Wrong! But is it right to impose one society’s ethics on another?
I hand no. 73 their Hawaiian pizza. Buon appetito.
written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #32
“Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE.
You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:
Your creative offering is indeed yours
Your writing is kept to 150 words or less.”