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Reena’s Xploration Challenge #275-Just Desserts

We have a picture prompt this week.

Finding themselves lost in the forest for a week, the desperately hungry and tired wanderers-possibly the only two survivors of a world-wide apocalypse- searched for sustenance.
Ralph and Jeanette were complete strangers saved by happenstance… or maybe divine intervention? They’d briefly heard the sirens when everything was engulfed in a blinding white light. BOOM!
However they’d gotten to the pristine natural setting in what seemed to be an enchanted forest, they were confident they’d never know. All they knew, after patting themselves from head-to-toe was that they each were uninjured and alone.
But shortly after their effervescent celebration of life, Ralph’s realization of their grim chances for long-term survival, made him determined and sober.
Jeanette was still dressed in designer clothes and decorated in lavish jewelry while Ralph luckily wore his many-pocketed work overalls that held a lighter and a few cutting tools.
He was able to keep them warm and create a shelter, but they’d seen no animals and eaten only a few sour berries since they’d gotten there. When Ralph finally fell to his knees and prayed, Jeanette, although weak, had the strength to mock him.

“Aww geez. You’re going to ‘wish’ for food now! Your God destroyed the world and you’re happy to praise him?”

“Jeanette, he knows our hearts and gives us our just rewards. Do you hear that?! Birds!”

They raced to the nearby clearing where a freshly dead small bird lay. A source of life sustaining protein at the ready.
Ralph offered it to Jeanette, but she brushed it off.

“Okay, I’ll play. Hey God, what I need is a large egg! Work your mumbo jumbo and bring me my heart’s desire! I’m starving!”
And, after a brief search, what she found in the nearby bushes, made her collapse to the ground and sob.


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

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