Sundial Numerus Unus – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant always be organised
Quite often he can’t find a daft rhyme
But he’s quite versatile
So give him a sun dial
And he’s sure he can find the time

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.
You know you want to!

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Sun Dial

You really are not much help, are you?
Well …..
Don’t well me! I asked a simple question!
Well …..
Why can you never just give me a straight answer? There always has to be some sort of evasion, doesn’t there?
Well ….
I cannot believe it is so difficult! What is your problem?
Well …..
Do you ever listen to yourself?
Well …..
Don’t just stand there stuttering like an imbecile. The sun is out, the sky is blue, there’s not a cloud to spoil the view – look, I just wrote a Buddy Holly song MCMLIX years before he did!
Well …..
What? I mean really! What?
Well ….
Just tell me the time!
I can’t, Painfullus Maximus.
In the name of Jove, why not?
My sundial has stopped.

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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12 Responses to Sundial Numerus Unus – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. colonialist says:

    Really winding us up, aren’t you?

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  2. I love the way you do these stories in conversations – brilliant! 🙂

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  3. julespaige says:

    Simply electric! Or is that excentric?
    🙂

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  4. summerstommy says:

    And it’s raining…..raining in my heart.
    So I guess an elephant can!

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  5. Gabriella says:

    Very funny contribution to the challenge! Well-done!

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  6. Alastair says:

    HAHAHAHA!! Oh that is fantastic!! 1959 years before he did 😀 Sundial stopped. I love that.

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