Flash Fiction #9


It was the key to life in this strange, new world, without it they would grow sick and die. There was something crucial in the mineral content of the salts they harvested that helped their bodies deal with the differences in their new home.

After many trials they had found the old, manual means of extracting them was better than using the sophisticated machines they had been expected to use. It was lucky for them that one of the retired specialists in the colony had practical knowledge of how it was done.

The old ways were proving more successful here…


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a 100 word story.

Posted on Sep 18, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s good to admire the old and realize they often hold the key to survival. Lovely story.


  2. Ryl, The old ways are sometimes best. The more moving parts, the more ways a machine can break down. Simple can save time. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


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