FFfAW- From an Egg

Posted: November 17, 2015 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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It’s Tuesday and time for another Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers! Check out the original prompt here! Photo prompt was provided by Sonya from Only 100 Words.



In the forever-instant before time began, there was an egg. This is what the story tells us.

What story? The story.

The eggshell was the color of sunrise and sunset, joy and sadness, love and hate.

Who laid the egg? No one. The egg was first, you see.

It cracked and time began. The seconds crept cautiously at first, like children learning to run.

The shell burst open and the peacocks emerged: one light, one dark. They were siblings and they competed like siblings do.

The black peacock made the night. The white peacock made the stars.

The black peacock made oceans. The white peacock made land.

They made all things, each greater than the last. At last, the white peacock made the creatures of the earth and was satisfied he could not be outdone.

So the black peacock made mankind, its great masterpiece.

The game was over and all things were made.

  1. LOL! Sibling rivalry! Hahaha! I love this story!

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  2. In the forever-instance… what story? The narrator doesn’t quite believe this, but he/she is telling it anyways. Loved it.

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    • Thanks! I was trying to recreate the feel of an old creation story, told orally by a narrator who’s had it passed down through generations. The narrator probably has a healthy amount of skepticism about the idea that the world was created by feuding peacock siblings.

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  3. I like this creation story. Very nice about the egg having the colors of sunrise, sunset, joy and sadness, love and hate. That is a pretty image.

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  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story! It’s nice that both contributed and the final creation made it all worth while.

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  5. mandibelle16 says:

    An interesting tale of how the world was formed. I find it fascinating that every culture has their own story of this.

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  6. Laura Thiessen says:

    Peafowl as gods. Interesting.

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