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!
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 ……