Friday Fictioneer – AnElephantCant Resist It

AnElephantCant resist
The Friday Fictioneers
He means no offence
But a couple of friends
Say come make a fool of yourself here

 So this is his very first offering
He has seen that the others have class
If he looks like a hack
He just won’t come back
And as Bob says the first will be last

The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on a picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Picture and Sculpture by Claire Fuller

Great Minds Think …….

So, that makes it official, it’s on the fridge calendar. Ten years on Tuesday!
Wow, I don’t believe it, ten years together.
Ten fabulous years. OK, we maybe haven’t achieved everything we dreamed of, but it has been pretty great,
Almost 7 years here, in the house of our dreams. Where we planned to start a family ….
We make the perfect partnership. We like the same food, the same hobbies, the same music. We even think alike. I bet right now we are both thinking exactly the same thing, how lucky we are!
I need to leave now. I deserve better than this.

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48 Responses to Friday Fictioneer – AnElephantCant Resist It

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    Very nice. I think you should keep it up!


  2. Joe Owens says:

    How true this is. My wife and i can see very differnt things looking or listening to the same thing. A real life moment shared in 100 words. Long live the packyderms!


  3. You tell a sad story in an amusing way. I like the way you balance bitter and sweet – and certainly there are real life couples, like the speakers in your story, who see their relationship very differently!

    Please, Elephant, unpack your trunk and stick around, don’t forget to come back next week. 🙂


  4. What a sad story! I too assumed she would be leaving – but now you’ve made me wonder….. Perhaps if they take off their stone masks and talk there may be hope for them yet… I like your interpretation of the picture.

    Loved this FF! Well done. I often read the stories but have yet to try one. 🙂


  5. elmowrites says:

    Hi elephant, welceom to the Fictioneers! I like how you capture two heads looking at the same thing from very different perspectives. It took me a while to decide that this was two different people – maybe you could have indicated that more clearly earlier on. but I like how they seem to be going in the same direction and then you twist it at the end. Looking forward to more from you in the future.


  6. So annoying! People never recognize what is right in front of them.


  7. boomiebol says:

    Glad to have you on board :). An all true story….guess they aren’t exactly alike. I like this


  8. Was her name Emma Bovary per chance? Great story… I guess one of them is in for a lousy surprise.


  9. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Anelephant…,

    Your story rang true and hit home. Life has a way of locking you into arrangements and sometimes there is no easy way out, a fact that you captured perfectly.




  10. claireful says:

    Great idea for a story, and well written. Sad though.


  11. Dear Elephant.
    I hereby welcome you to Friday Fictioneers. I hope we’ll be reading more of you. Loved the intro. Very clever verse. And your story…isn’t it amazing how miscommunication works? Nice one.
    See you next week.


  12. Beth Carter says:

    Loved the twist at the end! Welcome to the FF.


  13. annisik51 says:

    l’incompatibilité caché dans les visages de pierre …:)


  14. How sad that they’ve been together all this time and still have such a basic misunderstanding!



  15. elappleby says:

    Made me laugh out loud at the end – very nice. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers – see you next Friday 🙂


  16. muZer says:

    Ouch! They weren’t alike,, after all.. Nice story.. And your introduction before the story made me smile! 🙂


  17. nightlake says:

    ‘I deserve better than this..’ There is no end to desires and ambitions, right? a good imagination on the prompt..glad to see the elephant taking part..


  18. pennycoho says:

    Well done! Very well done! 🙂


  19. emmylgant says:

    Laughing. Communication is a b**@!.


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