The Crop

Copyright ; Dale Rodgerson

Photo Copyright ; Dale Rodgerson

The ice queen smiled as she saw the results of her work. This year there was a bumper crop of icicles ready for picking. Tonight she would send her slaves to harvest the crop and place it into cold storage. Ready for tomorrow. A day she had been planning for centuries.

For so long she had put up with Lord Emreht and his clan. Their filthy habit of breathing methane had gone on far to long. For centuries the methane had tainted her work. At last tomorrow Titan would return under her rule. Tomorrow she would deliver the perfect storm.



Please forgive me if I do not comment very much at present. … l am a bit stretched. I am working on a couple of new projects. Details in the new year. I will however continue to read all the stories posted on Friday Fictioneers.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    The Ice Queen cometh. Beware! Imaginative.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I do enjoy where the differing prompt photos take me. Thank you Rochelle

  2. Kelvin M. Knight's blog

    Perfectly chilling, Michael. Good luck with your projects.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Kelvin I was wondering if the ‘ice queen’ was your sculptor. I really enjoyed the images you created.

  3. anuragbakhshi

    The Ice Queen knows that good logistics means 3/4th the battle is already won. Good to see that she is well-prepared this time 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      The ice queen is a character that has appeared in several of my stories over the years, but I still do not know if she is working for good or evil intent. Thank you for the feedback, it is appreciated.

  4. Alicia Jamtaas

    Good for the Ice Queen. I really like how you have her minions gathering icicles. What a great vision.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Alicia.

  5. Christine Goodnough

    A neat little fantasy. I don’t want to be around “tomorrow” to see her battle set in array. It might look like Quebec’s “Ice Storm of the Century.”

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Christine. Ice storms can be really bad, I have yet to decide about the intentions of this ice queen.

  6. pennygadd51

    A satirical fantasy! Now that really is a different take on the prompt. I suppose eventually the descendants of the Ice Queen and Lord Emreht will learn they’re not so different after all.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I believe that in time they will find that they come from the same rootstock. Thank you Penny,

  7. Dale

    What a great take on the prompt! I love the Ice Queen

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dale. She is a character who has turned up in a couple of my stories. As yet I am unsure about how she will develop.

  8. Dawn M. Miller

    Ooooo…I like this one!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Dawn

  9. patriciaruthsusan

    A lovely fanciful story featuring the Ice Queen, Michael. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is encouraging to read your kind feedback, thank you Suzanne

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