New and Energizing – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Writers from around the globe are challenged to compose a 100-word story, based on a photo prompt.

Thanks to the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for dedicating her time and energy (even when she doesn’t feel well and is in complete pain). Thanks to Madison Woods for this week’s photo.

All are welcome to participate. Why not write a story of your own? Here are instructions to guide you.

I considered writing something more profound, but well, I couldn’t resist.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Madison Woods

New and Energizing

Genre: Humor/Horror (101 words)

“These little things?” Two exterminators hung outside the McDonald’s equipped to take care of the “problem.”

Inside, moths as big as hamburgers hung in layers from the ceiling.

“Moths have never killed anyone, right?”

“Nah. Bugs love ’em.”

In fact, moths are a food source for many animals.

“That’s funny. They usually go for natural fibers, not this synthetic crap.” A man knocked at the moth babies chewing a hole through a booth.

Later…McDonald’s stocks are up and folks are lined outside the door with the company’s claim of a new and energizing, protein-rich burger. People need their protein, after all.


For more stories from the Fictioneers, click here.

63 thoughts on “New and Energizing – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I work for the world’s largest protein provider. I can’t believe someone beat us to the punch on this. Maybe we can wrap ’em in bacon and still find a niche.

    I love your mermaid, Amy. Nice, fresh look to your site.


    1. Everything is better with bacon! I think you’re on to something. You can sell them in your grumpy meal and just watch those frowns melt away. 🙂
      Why, thank you! I love my mermaid, too. I’m pleased you like it. Thanks for commenting about it. I think I’m finally happy myself. Whew! I went through a lot changes with it. I just got a little restless, I guess.


    1. I was hoping the moths as big as hamburgers would leave an impression. Thank you, Perry.
      And, I’m pleased you like my mermaid. I don’t have her number. You have to wish for her and she will then decide if you can meet! Give it a try. 🙂


  2. Part horror is right. I imagine the wings would be kinda’ fuzzy unless deep fried. Thanks for giving me one more reason to drive right past McDonald’s. I, too, like the new look of your blog.


    1. I hesitated with the horror, but then…yeah, this is horrible all right. See now that’s such a lovely thought about the deep fried wings. Maybe that can be a little appetizer…in case you needed yet another reason….
      Thanks! I’m glad you like the changes. I’m happy with it for once!


  3. Yup, I noticed your new layout, too, and love it. As I do the story. Can’t be much worse than what they serve now…


  4. Holy cow. Are those real moths?! Thank god I live in New England, where large moths and eating at McDonald’s are both anomalies, at least in my family. Although it has to be healthier than the dyed formaldehyde meat slurry that made up their burgers a few years ago (I heard it on NPR, I swear.) Ha! That was a tough one. Well played.


    1. Jen, I believe the moths are definitely real. Whenever I think of moths, I think of “Silence of the Lambs.” The serial killer had moths. I almost went that direction. But with McDonald’s in the picture, I felt I had to write this one! Glad you liked it. Dyed with formaldehyde? I think that’s worse than moths. We can plan the game: which one would you eat – the burger with moths or the one with formaldehyde? Yuck.


    1. I don’t think I could ever get used to furry wings in my mouth, but perhaps they’re crushed up. Did that help any? Ha ha. Just kidding. I’m with you. Yuck! Thank you, Yolanda.


    1. You know they probably are a delicacy to someone and they’re probably not the worse insect. I can think of worst ones!! Thanks, Kelly. Glad you liked it and my mermaid. I love her, too! xo

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      1. Oh I’m sure! I know there are many insects people eat. They cover them in chocolate, too! So there you go – fried moth wings dipped in chocolate and lightly dusted with powdered sugar! Now who wouldn’t try that? Ha!


  5. I know someone who said that he loved using termite flour, and that it was very nutritious.
    (Glad we never ate at his house, and mostly at ours!)

    Great story, Amy! I loved your creative and funny take on the whole thing! Cleverly done!

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  6. So… on my way home today, after spending the week-end at a friends, for the first time in years, I stopped of at McD’s… NOW I read your story.
    Timing is everything, isn’t it?
    Love your mermaid!

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  7. It could be healthier food than the normal fare. In Australia the bogong moth is eaten and apparently tastes very nice and is very nutritious with a body comprising 60% fat. I am told by a blogging mate that the Galleria mellonella larvae are delicious to eat tasting like bacon bits. Makes a change from chicken.

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    1. Irene, I was just waiting for someone to tell me some details about moth eating. I’m not surprised it happens in Australia where there are so many wild things. I imagine they are more nutritious. Bacon you say? It’s a win-win! I’ll forget you mentioned anything about larvae! Yes, definitely not chicken.

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