Angel in a Polyester Uniform

This week, I’ve been working super hard on my WIP, so my brain was a little fried.  Michael took one look at the friday fictioneer picture and immediately made a suggestion.  At first I thought that maybe I could write it, but nope.  Last night, I elaborated on the idea, and today Michael sat down to write it.

I.  Love.  It.  I hope you guys do too!

Friday Fictioneers


“What’s that?”

Silence.  “Just your imagination, man.”

“Thought it was them.”

“Sometimes it is.  You got a weapon?”

“Never leave home without it.”

“Good.  Heard the rumors?”

” ‘Course.  They say there’s a place where they can’t get you.”

“Maybe it’s true?”

“Dunno’.  I’m going to go there, though.”

“Yeah, me too.  Been a while.  I staked a week’s rations for this shirt and I don’t fancy the brownwings getting it.”

“No kidding – a chance for a Big Mac, too.  Who could turn that down?”

Such was the life of two men on the run in a world overrun by moths.

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25 thoughts on “Angel in a Polyester Uniform

  1. So I have the mothball market cornered and I’m selling them for $25 apiece. Only polyester money accepted.

  2. dbfurches says:

    Just got an image of a planet full of half-naked humans running for cover inside fast food restaurants. Disturbing! My take is here:

  3. I guess the up side is there are just as many McD’s as there are lampposts. Great tale.

  4. rochellewisoff says:

    I can’t help wondering what it would be like to live in a world run by moths. Intriguing…too bad Hitchcock or Serling didn’t run with that one.

  5. Beautiful beyond words…i am all for the dialogue!

  6. epbeaumont says:

    Great dialogue, tense, and then… post-apocalyptic moths. Or the Moth Apocalypse. Yes.

  7. EmmaMc says:

    Oh my, a world ruled by moths! Who’d have thought it! Great story :)

  8. Atiya says:

    That’s kind of scary. I mean not as bad as being attacked my zombies, but a world overrun by moths…I get freaked out if one fly’s by my computer. Goodness, and what weapons would they have to fight them off? You raise some great questions with this story. Thanks for sharing. Mine:

  9. Janet says:

    All that crazy erratic flying. I’d run for cover too. here’s mine:

  10. Kwadwo says:

    how can one escape from a world overrun with moths?

    Here’s mine:

  11. Karen Rought says:

    Love how you just automatically think it’s zombies and then… moths! Seriously though, I’d probably take the zombies.

  12. I never have trusted moths. your story only serves to reinforce my distrust. I loved it.

  13. erinleary says:

    The idea of McDonald’s as a haven. Nice. I enjoyed it. Agree that the “brownwing” term was very good.

    Mine is here:

  14. Jonathan M. Wright says:

    Instead of an infestation of zombies, we should worry about the moths. Lovely story driven purely by dialogue.

    Here’s mine:

  15. Sandra says:

    Nice one! I still don’t think I’d take refuge in a McDonald’s though. :)

  16. JKBradley says:

    You can’t out run the moths. I wonder what their weapons are…flame-throwers, raid spray can, a simple candle?

    Here’s mine:

  17. joannalazuliportals says:

    Plagues or swarms of anything make me shudder. So now I’m shuddering! Good job :)

    Our creation:

  18. Frightening undertones, yet written nicely, with an easy flowing dialogue that belies the scariness of the story. Mine is here:

  19. dmmacilroy says:

    “…in a world overrun by moths.” Loved this line. Could be now—could be later. There’s more insects on this planet than most humans have any idea about. Great title, too.



  20. TheOthers1 says:

    The brownw

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