Forbidden Jetty – Sunday Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant climb a lighthouse
He bewares of wee twisty stairs
He knows nobody cares
About his scary nightmares
But where oh where can he hide from the bears

This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Alastair.
Just click on the link to see some shining literary beacons in response to this week’s excellent prompt.
But please first cast an eye over AnElephant’s obscure outpouring, as he seeks a light in the darkness.

Copyright Al Forbes

Copyright Al Forbes

Forbidden Jetty

I am sitting at the end of the forbidden jetty watching the sunset over the islands.
Darkness is falling when I hear voices behind me.
Access to this isolated spot is not allowed.
I come here for the solitude.
I am not the nervous type.
But I am not happy to see three large shapes moving towards me with a distinct air of menace.
I rise and walk towards them.
There is nowhere else to go.
A smaller shape appears behind them, says something.
They pause, move aside.
I see that she is a girl, maybe sixteen years old, much younger than her companions.
She is quite lovely, smiles enchantingly, wishes me a good evening.
I grin back, return her greeting.
As I pass them she speaks two words.
Take him.

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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26 Responses to Forbidden Jetty – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. It’s often the ones you don’t suspect. Good story with an excellent twist at the end, Elephant. I really wasn’t expecting that. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. Ellespeth says:

    So much for forbidden solitude.
    Ellespeth

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  3. Oh Danny Boy says:

    Where have all the nice girls gone?

    DJ

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  4. Eeek! This reminds me of Taken, the movie.

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  5. That’s a great sudden turn of mood, Elephant. You do that very well. Never trust those young girls. Killers, every one.
    -David

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  6. I agree with Steve…they can be deceptive
    Great story!

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  7. Maybe she found her true love and she doesn’t want him to get away. Afterall, it’s the day after Valentine’s Day. 😀

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  8. bonniehofkin says:

    2 words…..I’m intrigued

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  9. Steve Lakey says:

    Appearances can be deceptive! 🙂

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