Sundial Numerus Duo – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant necessarily do one post
He is not quite as smart as some of you
But just for Al
Because he’s his pal
This week he decides to do two

 This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) or two (c. 300 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 other short piece first (or second).

You know you want to read two too!

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Sun Dial 2

Claudius Clumsius, look at the time! It’s almost noon. The patent office will be closing soon.
Sorry, Ignatius Inventorus, I was just sweeping up the arms that I broke off that old Greek statue you bought.
Okay, can’t be helped, but be careful with that box, it is our fortune.
No problem, Iggy, I got it – ooops!
What was that crash? Oh no, Clummy, what have you done?
Em, er, um, it just sort of slipped, Igs, sorry.
Just get your back-up device and we’ll get on our way.
There is no back-up, that was the only one in existence!
So what made it so special?
That was the greatest invention ever, Clums, they would still be using that 2,000 years from now.
Well, what was it?
It was a simple appliance to stop mosquitoes biting us. Harmless to the mosquitoes, to us and to the environment.
Tell me how it worked.
Aaarrrgghhh! My heart ……
Oh, dear!

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18 Responses to Sundial Numerus Duo – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. RoSy says:

    Gotta’ love the names for the characters 🙂
    Dangit Claudius!


  2. emmylgant says:

    Trop marrant! Les bras m’en tombent…


  3. I did enjoy this! What a way with words! 🙂


  4. nightlake says:

    such fun. enjoyed this


  5. Penny L Howe says:

    Love it, every single, solitary, funny, bit of iticus! 🙂 xx (yes I know you do the jokes – couldn’t resist thought!)


    • Elephantus hystericalus does the jokii on this bloggus!
      Very happy it raised a wee smile.
      But AnElephant has to tell Penny that in these days the smallest coin was an ‘ass’.


  6. julespaige says:

    I just love the names of your charactors *excuse me a mosquito seems to be loose in the house…SWAT, Smush. – sorry pal…* Where was I…oh, laughing with delight.


    • Well, thanks Jules, but AnElephant is pretty sure that this is a storius historicalus with realus characteri!


      • julespaige says:


        Watch it Stanley those huge waterskin bags sometimes aquire a spidley extra limp with a grid like hand – the holes aren’t big enough to get through…buzz. Good thing they don’t like to dine at the finest piles of garden or forest refuse! Now Bear scat – that’s a delicacy isn’t it? Foll..loow meeezzz.


  7. Alastair says:

    Haha Another brilliant one. I could read these all day 😀


  8. summerstommy says:

    Very entertaining well done.


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