Photo credit, @yarnspinnerr. Thanks for the image prompt!
“Adapting”, (c) 2017, Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Katarina Jenkins sat the plate down. She had eaten the meat and left what looked like bones. She was still unsure what kind of meat it was.
Still, any food was a plus right now. The ship carrying her mother, father, and her had been smashed against the rocks. She arrived alone at this island full of purple people, wary, fearful, and starved, her parents carried away on the waves.
These people were nice enough to offer her food. Now, they stared with eager eyes, and one of them pushed the plate back toward her. Am I supposed to eat the bones too? Who are these people? Where is home?
Another, painted with war stripes like a leader or hero, pushed the plate away gently. Thank God.
Instead, he offered a seashell full of purple moosh, pointing at it, then motioning to spread it on her face.
Gladly, Katarina accepted.
Each week, a photo prompt is posted at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers with a challenge to write a flash-fiction story within the parameters.
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