Friday, June 29, 2012

Telestial, A 100-Word Anthropology Lesson by Ilyan Kei Lavanway

Raspberry Photo Prompt for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction June 29, 2012, This image of raspberries is the photo prompt for June 29, 2012 Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-word flash fiction writing challenge. My story is titled Telestial, and is posted on wordpress at the URL

I own the bragging rights to the best 100-word anthropology lesson ever offered. Click the image above to visit the original post at and see the blog comments there for elaboration.

Here is the story.

Eve, the first to become mortal, remained inert until Adam followed suit. Adam’s mortal secretions were mutually reactive with Eve’s.

Mortality spread across the planet, becoming the first 100-percent lethal pandemic to effect every living organism on Earth. Within one millennium, physical death became a ubiquitous attribute.

Mortal life brought with it the capacity to procreate. Man, animal, and plant life began to multiply, producing offspring of their own kind, in their own image.

Earth descended from its Terrestrial estate, becoming a Telestial world for the next six thousand years. Welcome to the twilight of the sixth millennium. What’s next?

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