Fly Market

Copper pushed her way past a collapsed shelf. Entering the meat aisle, a renewed sense of dread washed over her.

All of the meat had rotted away long ago. Picked clean bones remained. She could remember swarms of flies filling the fridges. A dull, black carrion hum. The thought of flies bartering with each other over meat, where to eat and where to lay eggs. Hideous tiny pests, a gross thought.

But then flies who bartered with fruit and vegetables? Grocer.

Original photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash. Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

Copper is available as an art print on the Little Fears Etsy store, along with many other Fears characters: etsy.me/2Rdy0fM

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16 thoughts on “Fly Market”

  1. I once had a supposedly vegan meal – a steamed whole artichoke – and discovered a lot of steamed caterpilars and other tiny animals between the leaves. That was exactly what I screamed:
    “Groceeeerrrrr!!!! 🤭

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