Photo credit: Jerry Kirkhart
The Kundo grasshoppers were superior to Greens. Just ask them. They jumped higher, chewed faster, kicked harder. Their vibrant coloring clearly marked them as god-blessed. Naturally, Kundos ruled, Greens served.
Kundo leader Marako always kept a Green servant nearby to harangue or beat when he was angry. Marako called him Gak, no matter how often he died and was replaced.
Greens all looked the same to Marako.
One day Gak seemed especially attentive, there whenever Marako turned around. Suddenly, Marako was surrounded by Greens, trapped.
He couldn’t even tell if it was Gak attacking first. But that’s a good bet.
Word count: 100. Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by the wonderful Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks to Shaktiki Sharma for the interesting original photo prompt, below.
Photo © Shaktiki Sharma