BBC’s Planet Wasteland

photo by Janet Webb

“In a suburban parking lot, we find the Mid-American Shopping Cart. At home grazing under the flickering florescent sunshine of shopping savannahs, these pack animals enjoy rolling in the breeze after abandonment by self-centered shoppers.

Recent rains have flooded the concrete flatlands, supporting a bloom of plastic Man-o-War. A gaggle of carts is hunting for the bags–

What’s this? One has been left behind! It appears the solitary specimen is injured. Alas, an endemic malady, wheel malfunctions can cause ear-piercing squeaks and decreased mobility, impairing the cart’s ability to hunt. Only time will tell if the abandonment will prove fatal…”

Written for Friday Fictioneers                         Word Count: 100



  1. sixstoriesaweek · July 29, 2016

    Hi rafikisnikki. I’ve given your blog an award. You can find it here

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nick Anthony · July 31, 2016

      Thank you very much for your support! Life at work is exceedingly busy, but I will get on this as soon as I can!!


  2. tnkerr · August 1, 2016

    Love this piece – Hope all is well in Kansai! Keep writing.


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