AnElephantCant do sums very well
He can’t add or subtract any number
He can almost count to four
But never any more
Perhaps he is really a Dumbo
This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Joe Owens.
Just click on the link to see innumerable enchanting epics in response to this week’s excellent prompt.
But please first cast an eye over AnElephant’s miserable miscount.
I have held her captive for ages now.
I caught her because I thought she was perfect.
She is beautiful, I suppose, but in actual fact quite far from perfect.
At least in my eyes.
And I don’t just mean the whining.
Or the sobbing and pleading, which are really irritating.
Seriously, I sometimes wish I hadn’t bothered.
It might have been better to have kept it as a dream, an imaginary romance.
But I didn’t, so we have to make the best of it.
But she doesn’t see that.
I am only doing this for her benefit now, so I will love her again.
I have been told I suffer from OCD.
I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that I don’t like even numbers.
Or odd numbers that aren’t prime.
And she has ten fingers and ten toes.
So isn’t it obvious what I have to do?