So, I got a birthday card last week (it’s today, so go get me some cake, please, thank you) and I laughed aloud when I opened it because the card had a portion of a painting I’d seen a while ago and it impressed me so much that I went and wrote a (bad) short story based on the image. This was some decades ago, but I recall more or less it was about humans being briefly ruled by a flower race and it not being so bad because it was more a symbiotic relationship at the end of the day.
As those flowers smelled nice and only tasked humans with carrying them from place to place, things were pretty laid back. If I’m not mistaken, this period of peace ended with a few servants, tired of allergies and a few bee stings, attacked their masters and realized they weren’t able to do much in the way of defending themselves. Hey, I said it was a bad story, didn’t I? Okay, it was VERY bad. Anyway, the point was today’s flower markets are reversals of how flowers once shopped humans to work for them and my, how things have changed, haven’t they? Yes, I used to write some weird stuff. Eh, oh well.
(Thanks, good times!)
Back to the salt mines and all that jazz.
Happy Birthday! Are you sure that they aren’t impressionist Triffids? I love your story…
Ha! I almost fir-got that film, MG. I need to see it again, as it’s been a while.
I think it would’ve been more interesting if the humans in your story had been ruled by a flour race. Anyway, happy bee-day, Greg!
Well, the flour people were deadly… funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POH8xAsuNr4 Well. that’s what I heard…
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Happy birthday Greg! 👏👏👏