Drabble: Food Chain – by Timothy A. Wiseman

by specklit

George stood proudly over the body of the dragon. As far as he knew, it was the last in the realm. Taking its head, he returned to see the Queen.

“We are facing an orc problem,” the Queen said. “It seems the dragons ate the orcs. Now, with no dragons, the orcs are breeding out of control.”

“Surely, orcs are less dangerous than dragons?” George asked hopefully.

“Not when there are quite so many of them,” she replied in exasperation, as George slid the head behind a nearby chair. Now might not be the time to ask for a reward.

Author’s Note: Different creatures have different roles to play in the ecosystem, and one can rarely be removed without some unintended consequences.

One Response to “Drabble: Food Chain – by Timothy A. Wiseman”

  1. […] also have a piece of microfiction up at SpeckLit.  It is titled Food Chain.  They have another piece of mine forthcoming that will be available here when it is […]

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