The Water – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant deny he loves swimming
The bestestest thought that splashes through his head
Is to get out of his bunk
And into his trunks
And have a quick dip in the Med

This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Alastair.
Follow the link to see some great stories by some great writers.
But please read AnElephant’s short piece first.
Well, you are already here, aren’t you?

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Copyright Alastair Forbes

The Water

He gazes dispassionately down at the water.
It churns violently, steam rising from its turbulent surface.
His companions show no sign of emotion, seemingly powerless to avoid the fate which awaits them.
To be boiled alive and eaten by these brutal creatures.
He sighs resignedly, thinking back to when they were one happy band, leaving their simple country home and travelling far away.
Back then they were oblivious to the dangers that lay ahead.
And they were together, always a tight-knit sextet, full of joy and laughter.
And now they will be a meal for the uncaring savages who rule this planet.
He sees the irony of the situation, but cannot quite raise a smile.
They are about to become breakfast.
For the giant chicken-like beasts of Poulet Centauri.

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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9 Responses to The Water – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. EagleAye says:

    Aha! Turnabout is fair play. I felt a twist coming, I just had no idea what it would be. When it arrived it was a great one. You gave me a good laugh. Thanks for that.

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  2. zookyworld says:

    You brought the fun in a big way! Thanks for the laughs — and that last line ends it perfectly.

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  3. Penny L Howe says:

    Too funny, and fun of course! Playfully clever with words, as always, you do have a gift! 🙂 xo

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  4. Joe Owens says:

    So that is where the errant NASA manned capsule landed.

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  5. Hannah says:

    A very funny ending!

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  6. Haha! Excellent!

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  7. Sounds like Kentucky Boiled Human just opened up. Nice twist.

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  8. nightlake says:

    Unexpected, sharp twist..

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  9. Alastair says:

    Haha I was expecting it to be a lobster. What a brilliant twist. “Poulet Centauri – fanttastic. Thanks for taking part 🙂

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