Friday Fictioneer: rare-earth

“What’s that?”

“A car.”

“What’s a car?”

“Combustible engine that ran on gasoline.”

“What’s gasoline?”

“A product that came from oil that came out of the ground.”

“I thought rare-earth came from the ground.”

“You punking me, young one?”

“No, but if you’re going to explain something, you should do a better job of it, old one,” the 15 year old said with a grin. “Now about rare-earth.”

“You talking about rare-earth mineral or element? Or maybe you mean rare-earth oxides. You talking about finding it on the ground, on the Earth’s crust, on the bottom of the ocean?”


* * *

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a photo prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play. Click HERE to read other Fictioneers’ stories.