Some months ago, an avant-garde group of mushroom growers in the North County developed a new species of mushroom, a mushroom that is as big as a watermelon and grows on trees – they named it ‘ramose mushroom’.
Mushroom lovers were delighted with the prospect of enjoying these mushrooms, which were not only generous in size, but were also of exquisite flavour unlike any other mushrooms they had ever tasted, so they hastened to form the ‘Humungous Fungus Society’ whose membership grew daily by truckloads. The local press gave the society overwhelming support, lauding the virtues of a healthy mushroom diet.
Not everyone was happy.
The Georgic Society of the North County proved to be the classic marplot. On the one hand, not quite understanding the science behind the unusual agricultural project, it could not envisage any benefits from such a venture; on the other hand, it feared the fierce competition in case this new business venture turned out to be successful, so they opted for “better the devil we know…”, refusing to give the ramose mushroom project their stamp of approval. They were, of course, severely criticised by the Ramose Mushroom Producers and the Humungous Fungus Society for their short-sightedness, self-interest and plain greed.
The RMP and the HFS have lodged a complaint with the Complaints Department against the backward GSNC.
P.S., Any reader, if confused, should feel free to complain to Len for this week’s SatWE Challenge.
© irina dimitric 2012
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write anything you want (fiction, nonfiction, or essay) but include the words: ramose, georgic, and marplot.
ramose \RAY-mohss\ adjective
: consisting of or having branches
georgic \JOR-jik\ adjective
: of or relating to agriculture
marplot \MAHR-plaht\ noun
: one who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by meddling
Your challenge is to use all three of those words in your submission