Marnie brought the first one home. She picked it in the field across the creek. It was so pretty, she couldn’t resist.
Just one. An enormous scarlet blossom, its petals like velvet cushions. It looked gorgeous in my vestibule, but it began to drop large seedpods on my carpet. Not thinking, I swept them outside.
Now they were everywhere. Voracious and relentless, they burst from their pods and began to devour everything. We couldn’t stop them. They thrust through solid rock to gorge themselves and reproduce. Their spores spread on the wind. When they’ve finished here, they’ll find another planet.
The photo prompt from Madison