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Cannibal Daisies

        Little Trishy came in from the garden screaming. Another two years before we can legally sell her, and the market is in free fall.
        "The daisies!" sobbed Trishy. "The daisies!"
        The lawn was wet with red. The daisies were gnashing each other's faces, gouging each other's eyes out. Nothing on this planet is as tragic as the innocent face of a daisy which has been torn into red ruin by the malevolence of its neighbor.
        "Darwinism!" I said with delight. "The survival of the fittest! The plants have discovered it, at last!"

the end


very short story about cannibal daisies - short flash fiction story by Hugh Cook


SOMETHING WRONG


Having been successfully push-started, the bus brought them in due course to
NEVER FLY ECONOMY


" .... so they shoved the gag in my mouth. Then they pulled the hood down over my face."


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This flash fiction story CANNIBAL DAISIES
first posted online
2004 February 28 Saturday
Copyright © 2004 Hugh Cook
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