(found in a scientific article)

Trespassing algae slip inside,
make no attempt to hide
their intimate intentions.
The salamander eggs are secure
from the Ambystoma egg lovers –
they only want a cuddle and some warmth.
It’s a win-win situation:
the algae feast on
waste of nitrogen and carbon
seeping from the eggs,
photosynthesising oxygen,
a gift for their host.

Kim M. Russell, 2017


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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Play It Again Toads!

This weekend Kerry is our host and we are revisiting archived challenges of the Imaginary Garden, which affords us the opportunity to catch up on a recent prompt we may have missed (especially from the wealth of inspirational April prompts) or allows us to explore the side bar (2011 – 2017). Alternatively, we can select a prompt from the ones Kerry has highlighted, including a Flash 55 with a single word, ‘trespass’, as the Plus.


17 thoughts on “Symbiosis

    1. I’m not sure I’d like to move into somebody else’s egg sac or have somebody move into mine, but there must be ways of doing it with housing and town planning. For example, cheaper housing in parts of factories, industrial estates and shopping malls that are permanently vacant in exchange for caretaking or security duties. I think we might be on to something!


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