Kaiju Harvest

Godzilla and King Kong sat at the edge of the airfield, munching happily in the sunshine. Fighting was hard work, and they were grateful the film crew had broken for the day.

Kong brushed at a hawk circling his head, “I know that we shuck corn.” Turning the slender capsule in his hands, he licked its bottom.

Godzilla grabbed another capsule and snapped off its wings. “And we snap beans.” He bit the end, and pried it open.

“So what are we doing here?”

“I believe it’s like shelling peas.” He deftly scooped out screaming people with one claw.


© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (09/21/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what it is to gather a harvest. You can use the phrase or show what it means without using the words. Go where the prompt leads.

11 thoughts on “Kaiju Harvest

  1. I love this, Liz. King Kong and Godzilla taking a break from filming. Who would have thought? You! You did! I hope you’re going to enter Geoff’s humour contest. This would be perfect for it. Eating the screaming peaple – now that’s definitely macabre as well.


  2. Like the humor of actually getting King Kong and Godzilla to work together. If the people are in the peas, I wonder who is doing the filming?


  3. That opening sentence seems so cheerful until the last. There’s even hope at one point that this “film crew” means it must be a movie. Then, well, the end… Unexpected, and well done in 99 words!

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