Bunting in Spanish town

Copyright – D Lovering

Nobody noticed as, tendrils extrorse, the feathery cephalopod floated down in the darkness of the night and rested upon the telephone cables strewn seemingly haphazardly between the buildings in the sleepy Spanish town.

Nor did they notice when the centre of its body exploded into a cloud of spores which drifted in the breeze and onto rooftops, or into open windows.

At dawn the townsfolk stirred themselves, drowsier than usual, and went about their business.

The festival would begin today, there was still much to be done.

Time was short now.

Soon, the Mother’s eggs would hatch within the chosen.


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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27 Responses to Spores

  1. elappleby says:

    Oh clever, clever, clever! The Imaginator has the best imagination!

  2. unspywriter says:

    Oooh, very nice and creepy. I won’t sleep tonight! πŸ˜‰

    Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/memento-mori/

  3. yarnspinnerr says:

    An innovative take. Kudos.

  4. lindarigsbee says:

    Sci-fi, fantasy, thriller…? Smoothly told. I enjoyed it.

  5. Ah.. I can see those creaturres hatching.. like in the movie Alien

  6. Dear Imaginator,

    I don’t want to be around when those creepy little devils hatch.



  7. wmqcolby says:

    I kept thinking about the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Sounds like a job for the Seaview. Fun stuff.

  8. The only thing worse than spores are glistening pods, which always hold evil things, yet are always ignored or explored. Sigh. Man never learns.


  9. Oooh, ominous! Some surprises in store at the festival

  10. ooo, I love a bit of sci-fi! Great take on the photo, good story πŸ™‚

  11. Pleased I wasn’t there. Great SF.

  12. That is going to be one nasty festival. It might be the last one unless aliens like festivals. Good story and well written. πŸ™‚

  13. atrm61 says:

    Yikes!Wonder what those little ones will do to their host when they hatch ?Not to say what will happen to those who are free from the spores?Run you fools run!A chilling take on the prompt,loved it πŸ™‚

  14. Nan Falkner says:

    OHHHHHH! Creepy and good – you have real horror talent! Nan πŸ™‚

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