Weltchys Notebook

Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

People of the Lacertili


Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of John Nixon.

The Friday Fictioneers is a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike.

Copyright – John Nixon

“All I see is forest”, shouted Mendoza, pushing another branch from his face. “No hidden village. no sign of anything.”

Jorge sighed in frustration.  “Two hours trek from the border”, said Jorge, pointing to the map in his hands, “should be here by my reckoning.”

“This Tarquin fella. You trust him?”

Jorge smiled. “As much as I trust you, but then, he’s paying. I got a good feeling though, like we’re almost there.”

Behind them, Tarquin laughed to himself. They were correct in that their journey was almost at an end. The cannibalistic people of the village, the Lacertili, had much to offer, including the secret of eternal life. In return, their needs were simple, if somewhat bloody. Looking at the two men ahead of him, Tarquin figured that some things were just worth the sacrifice.




Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

14 thoughts on “People of the Lacertili

  1. Cannibals really creep me out but it’s a great use of the prompt. Great story

  2. Cannibals… haven’t seen them for a while on FF. Nicely done.

  3. Ooh, a bloody end is coming.

  4. You have to take your own bait on this kind of thing. Collateral damage, at the worst. Good story.

  5. Never trust a man called Tarquin 🙂

  6. I hate cannibals ever since I watched a Twilight Zone episode years ago. Creepy, people because when they ask you over for dinner – you have no idea what to bring the hostess. Nan

  7. Dear Weltchy,

    Guess who’s coming for dinner. Well done. (or rare?)



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