This is a piece of the same story as my previous short fiction post “The Protester” which I have updated. I’m playing around with timing. Right now, in the writing, this happens right after Mariah and crew begin their protest but in the world the story takes place in, about a week before. Please letContinue reading “The Politician”
The initial rush at the buffet has ended. Zta and Bleech are off feeding the Homo Erectus leaving Groog on his own with very disgruntled Sapiens!
Things seem to be going well until Groog notices another species that wasn’t invited.
It’s cocktail hour at the feast. Things are going well… at first.
Groog finds a signaler.
Re-cap: Groog, feast leader, is getting ready for the great feast to celebrate remaining life along with Joog, event organizer, Keen, broth leader and Bleech, server. He’s down two employees, Yaan (dead) and Roon (injured). Que the town gossip has everyone talking about Pol and Lom, two hunters who had a drunken disagreement the night before. Everything has gone wrong but Zta, Groogs wife has stepped in to help along with their 4 year old daughter Zte and a mysterious old woman (30’s) who, to his surprise, is Groogs Mother in Law.
Groog has to talk to the hunters.
The old woman tends to Roon and freaks everyone out.
Groog makes an unfortunate image on his face and preparations start to go awry.
Ever wonder what life in the ice age was like if you were in charge of a great feast? Wonder no more!