Celebration – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant deny he loves street parties
With flags on strings and cool decorations
Lots of folk having fun
Dancing around in the sun
All joining happily in sublime celebrations

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by party animal Rochelle, these tasty appetisers are created by her glamorous guests and a gate-crashing Elephant.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

copyright – DLovering

copyright – DLovering

Celebration
The annual festival is in full swing.
The crowds gather as the dignitaries arrive and the speeches begin.
Cameras are everywhere, official and tourist, but he is unconcerned.
The late morning sun beats mercilessly, so he is unobtrusive in sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat.
Like most of the spectators he is sweating, but that is largely due to the partially-inflated pads under his clothing.
His shoes are of slightly different heights to disguise his walk.
His dart flies noiselessly towards the man at the microphone.
He vanishes up the narrow cobbled lane on his stolen moto before his target is dead.

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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41 Responses to Celebration – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Bastet says:

    Oh my…what a nasty guy, ruining two people’s fiesta in one fell swoop! Great job, loved how you kept my attention from beginning to end…I do so like thrillers.

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  2. He isn’t who he says he is, is he. I suspect he has set out to deceive. Or not. And he stole a moto. Tut tut!

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  3. Nice descriptions, left this reader wondering.

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  4. Sarah Ann says:

    So we’re not looking for a sweaty fat bloke with a limp! Wish I knew why the man with the microphone had to die 🙂

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    • AnElephant loves to explain to the lovely lady all the background to this tale, but he has used his 100 words and Rochelle believes in biffing him with a big battered bruised banana if he overruns.
      If you like answers to puzzles please see AnElephant’s new e-book which has lots of mysteries and an equal number of explanations!

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  5. poisonous darts .. how innovative…

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  6. Thorough description of the disguise. No one would recognize this hired killer without it. This has of course been all planned ahead. That man at the mike had clever enemies. Good story and well done.

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  7. Carrie says:

    an assassin! Duck!

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  8. subroto says:

    The Elephant does the thriller genre very well in this story.

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  9. Dear Elephant,

    Effective. Sharp descriptions had me there. Love the inflated pads under his clothing. Professional assassin, I presume? Definitely has a movie feel to it.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. elappleby says:

    A proper thriller in a hundred words. Cleverly done 🙂

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  11. Hala J. says:

    Ah, why must someone always come along to spoil the party? Hope the dude at the mic at least deserved it!

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  12. Great build-up and execution (no pun originally intended). Sounds like he thought of everything to keep from being detected. This reminds me a bit of the movie Vantage Point.

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  13. wmqcolby says:

    Ya got me! Good thriller, Elephant. The poison dart is a lot better a weapon, too. Has that James Bond-ish feel to it. Way to go!

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  14. That ending snuck up on me, Mr Elephant. Great job.

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  15. Well he’s smooth even if he is sweaty 😉

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  16. Ahh, finally a death! And a sneaky one, too. Good job.

    janet

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  17. atrm61 says:

    Loved your introductory poem -cool rhyming:-)The story was fascinating-I specially loved the part where you describe how he merges into the crowd yet decides to leave red herrings through his disguise-loved the “dart” idea too-awesome:-)

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  18. Sandra says:

    You are late! But we’ll forgive you. A less than festive take on the prompt. but nevertheless effective.

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  19. Reminds me of stuff like The Saint or Mission Impossible. (These are compliments, dear pachyderm)

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  20. colonialist says:

    You are heavily into death, destruction, despair and disappearance lately!

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