AnElephantCant quite understand this picture
With a horse and an aggressive wee fellow
Up on its back
He is under attack
By a madman who wields a deadly umbrella
This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Alastair.
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Are they better than AnElephant’s little offering?
She watches nervously as he puts his rucksack behind the tree near the school gate.
He doesn’t look like a father waiting for his child.
She doesn’t recognise him, and by now she knows most of the other parents who arrive on a daily basis.
She is sure she has never seen him before.
His eyes are everywhere, as though looking for something – or someone?
She starts to dial 999 – emergency services – when he moves so fast it stuns her.
A huge gun appears in his hand, he moves towards her.
She flinches, turns away, as he fires, once, twice, four times.
As she realises she is unhurt, she sees the two men with automatic weapons fall face down from the back of the white van.
Plucking this one from the daily news. Hard to know who to trust.
The knights cape though does look like and umbrella 😉
Thanks for your visit to my piece on this prompt.
Aha – things are not always as they seem.. which is why eyewitnesses to crimes are apparently so unreliable (so I am told!).
So shocking! Love to know more about her unexpected rescuer. Clever misdirect as always, sir elephant.
Glad to have pointed you in the wrong direction, Sir Aye.
Thank you for your time and comment.
Yes, they are always better with AnElephants offerings! 🙂 xo
Thank you, dear Penny, your kind words are treasured here in the Elephant House!
He was her saviour. great twist
Thank you, Nightlake, always so positive in your comments.
C’est formidable M. L’elephant..I hope the story is to be continued..so many unanswered questions
Your praise is for me for me for me formidable!
Hmm, we’ll see.
What I got from this story is how aware the child is. I’m glad she wasn’t hurt or snatched.
The protagonist was actually meant to be a mother – other parents, is the clue – but could work equally well as a child. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
Leaves one with many unanswered questions – is there a sequel, I wonder.
But from her POV – summed up very nicely, I reckon 🙂
Ah, that’s the thing about short stories, always questions.
But glad you liked it, Eric.
Wow, great story and an awesome twist at the end. I always love reading your work.
Very kind of you, David, AnElephant tries to entertain!
Excellent Sir elephant, you caught me unawares, fantastic actually.
AnElephant likes to cause confusion!
Thanks for reading, st2.
Great short-short… with the required body count, only not the one we expected! 🙂
I love your twists and misdirections, just too much fun.
Merci, cherie, AnElephant is apparently a hugely bloodthirsty pacifist!
The unknown protector. An excellent story with an excellent twist.
I thank AnElephant for taking part
Thanks, Al, and my pleasure!