The Lamppost – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant hide his delight
Just recently he is not feeling too bright
Then he sees Al’s prompt
And suddenly is swamped
With ideas – he has just seen the light

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Copyright Alastair Forbes

The Lamppost

You were nervous that first night.
I really was!
Your friends seemed unconcerned, but you said something to the bartender, didn’t you?
Yes! I told her to remember your face, that if anything happened to me she was to tell the police!
Well it wasn’t even my idea. I just mentioned to your crazy friend that I was going that way.
That was when there had been all those murders. The Stabber, they called him. But it was easily the shortest way home for me. And you were so nice.
I guess I am just a nice guy.
We stopped under this very lamppost. And you kissed me for the first time!
Yes, that surprised me too.
You are funny! All those years ago. And there were never any more killings. Isn’t that strange? Do you think he died or went away?
Maybe he found what he was looking for.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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30 Responses to The Lamppost – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    Ohhh…I like how creepy this is. I little just got the chills. Very creative story here!

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  2. RoSy says:

    Creeptacular & chilling – Gave me goosies!

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  3. Yeah… that’s kind of creepy. Nicely done!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Oooh Mr. Anelephantcant! How deliciously scary!

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  5. Sarah Ann says:

    Nice and creepy – love that twist. I hope s/he doesn’t think too hard about it.

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  6. julespaige says:

    Clever, clever Elepant, I did a love story too…
    But plain-jane, no twists – an inkling of humor,
    And a nod to those who have served.
    Cheers!

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  7. colonialist says:

    ‘Seen the light’ – har, har, har!
    He imposed a rather severe penalty for failing the kissing test?

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  8. misskzebra says:

    I wonder what she would think if she knew. Maybe she’s already guessed but doesn’t want to really admit it to herself!

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  9. nightlake says:

    wow. good for the society:)) excellent use of the prompt

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  10. Penny L Howe says:

    Very well written, now, one can only wonder … several possibilities occur as to how this might continue! 🙂

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  11. yarnspinnerr says:

    Hope others like him find it soon.
    Enjoyed the read.

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  12. Alastair says:

    I like that. A serial killer just looking for love. So sweet.

    Thanks for this (and being the first 😉 )

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  13. Liked the twist elephant wonder if she still will be the next victim…. gives me a buzz seeing different interpretations on photo challenges – well done 🙂

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