AnElephantCant always be well behaved
He often gets into all sorts of trouble
He does nothing too grievous
But he can be mischievous
He apologises for bursting the bubble
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 find some fabulous floating fables in response to this week’s excellent prompt.
But please cast an eye over AnElephant’s whimsical offering before it goes pop!
I am a writer, so my mind tends to wander off into some pretty strange realms.
Today I am thinking about sports.
To be more accurate, ball games.
Not my area of excellence.
But I know that the majority of these are played with a round ball.
Soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, cricket, billiards, ten-pin, polo.
You can add your own ad nauseam.
These sports have one thing in common.
When you propel the sphere, its course is predictable.
I will skip over ice hockey.
It is played with a puck by Canadians.
Lovely people, but crazy.
But there are several major sports played with a ball that is non-spherical.
American Football, Rugby, Aussie ‘No’ Rules.
Don’t ask about that one!
In these games the ball rarely travels along the ground, and when it does the results are unpredictable and often hilarious.
And this brings me, you may think rather belatedly, to my point.
Soccer is the world’s biggest spectator sport.
They (who?) estimate 1 billion people watched the final of the 2014 World Cup.
But would it not have been so much more fun if they had played with a big fluffy dice?