Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner
Your Photo Prompt for Week #23 – 2016
The opening sentence for the June 2nd Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “It was instinct. I just let go of them.” Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash.
“Good morning, students,” Pipper said cheerfully.
“Today’s topic will be alligators.”
“I use to work on an alligator farm part-time. My job was to help collect alligator eggs.”
“One afternoon I had picked up a handful of alligator eggs and all of a sudden, a large alligator appeared and hissed at me! I dropped the eggs immediately. It was instinct, I just let go of them. Then, I quickly moved to another area of the marshes.”
“The alligator eggs are collected from the nests and hatched on the alligator farm. When the eggs hatch on the farm, the alligators grow to about four feet in twelve to eighteen months and this helps them survive longer when returned to the wild.”
“However, when they hatch in the wild, it will take four to five years for them to grow four feet.”
“If the alligators are small, they are often times eaten by birds, snakes, raccoons, and other wetland creatures. If they are large, they have a better chance of survival.”
“At one time they were an endangered species, but not any more.”
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