Friday, May 6, 2016


“It flew. I swear, it flew.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Edna. Roaches don’t fly.”

“Well this one did.”

Ed didn’t believe it. “It probably just leaped.”

Edna shook her head. “It flew.”

“Well where is it now?”

“How should I know? Maybe it flew into another room. Maybe it flew out to get its friends.”

Ed looked around but couldn’t find any sign of a flying roach, or any other kind for that matter.

That’s when Edna began frantically pulling clothes from her closet.

 “What are you doing?”

“Isn’t it obvious?” Edna screamed without looking up. “We have to move.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 4 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "include insects in a story."

This is the 100th post on THE ADVENTURES OF ED AND EDNA!