I saw my first crocus pop up this past weekend. I hope you enjoy G.M.’s creative foray into a spring of the future.

~Tales of Fantasy and Adventure

pixabay image by Natan Vance

Written with Spring in mind for D. Wallace Peach-Myths of the Mirror, March Speculative Fiction Prompt.

Final decomp term in 30,” vacuous voice of the program.


At over seven kilometres beneath the surface of the Laurentian Ocean an oyster gave up its pearl. It had always been a legend and of course there were the believers, the seekers and the nay-sayers. For thousands of years, but never proof. In the end it was a simple logarithm, an amplification.

Return all secure one, descent in 30.”


We’re about to enter the abyss,” tour guide interrupting the rote transcript.

The earthquake itself was memorable: the rift in the ocean floor revealed so much more. Not only the Lost City, but there was life. A form of life. Human was the ancient term. Once a year they burst from the seabed…

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19 thoughts on “Crocus

  1. What an energetic start!

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  2. Reminded me a little of A.I. Artificial Intelligence the movie… What a unique take!

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  3. Spring is just around the corner 🙂
    Enjoyed this one!

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  4. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    Love the mystery of the picture🌈

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  5. I like this one. You look at the image and you are expecting something darker.

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  6. Jina Bazzar says:

    I haven’t read all the prompts for this month, but this is the first one that hasn’t a dark theme.

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    • There has been some variety, Jina, including a few humorous stories, but yes, most have been dark or dangerous, many with a glimmer of hope in the darkness. It’s been an interesting month! Thanks for the visit!


  7. The V Pub says:

    My crocus are still dormant. Hopefully, they’ll be greeting me soon!

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