Friday Fictioneers – Mutability

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Next to the shoe tree, the bush grew, and the story encoded in its DNA flowered. The newly fruited books hung heavy from the branches.

Daphne plucked one at random, opened it, and read.

“No,” she said, “Juliet is supposed to die.”

“Mutation,” Karl explained. “Random mistakes change the tale.”

For a long time, Daphne was silent. At last she said, “Then nothing is certain.”

Karl nodded. “But, in this universe, I love you.”


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

50 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Mutability

  1. Oh dear, what happens in the next universe? I liked the idea of mutations. What if every book in the library shifts its story, how long would it be before it was never the same. A bit like rewriting history.

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