Magical Creature

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you, Louise!

Bob’s face was turning bright red and there was a very prominent vein in his right temple throbbing. This was partly because he had the worst hangover ever but mostly because the more he tried to tell his fishing buddies about the amazing thing he saw during the night, the more they erupted into fits of giggling. He couldn’t believe this group of teenage girls were his friends.

“I’m telling you, I really saw it” He stammered.

“Dude we warned you not to chase an Ambien with a beer, I promise you did not see a mermaid!”

But Bob stubbornly shook his head in disbelief, “I know what I saw” He then crawled into the boat and motioned towards the beach, “right there, I saw her right there.”

“Oh really,” said his buddy as he held up a mostly deflated blow up doll. “Sure about that are you?”

Cue the girls.

151 words

This is a writing challenge called Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Each week there is a new photo and the writer is to create a story inspired by that picture and no longer than 175 words. This is my submission for the week of 7/25/17.

Reasons Why My Fur Kids Are Just Like Your Human Kids

Expensive, Very expensiveFur kid collage

Kisses, Kisses, Kisses

Toys, Toys, Toys

Silence is Suspicious

Worry when they’re sick

Make the biggest messes

Potty training fun

Lots of pictures

Lifetime commitment

Cuddles, Cuddles, Cuddles

Throw fits when they don’t get their way

Demand your attention, such as crying hysterically while you are trying to write a blog

Give you a reason to get out of bed every morning, cause there is no way you are sleeping once they are awake.

Won’t take medicine, no matter how much you sing” spoon full of sugar”

Pick at their boo, boos, thus the cone of shamecone of shame gif

Put anything in their mouth

No matter how great the toy or treat, they want what their sibling has

Follow you everywhere you go, Everywhere you go

Sometimes you just have to wipe their little butts

You can put a leash on them

Wondering what the odd-looking creature in my logo pic is? This micro animal is called a tardigrade or water bear. It is very tiny, so small it can live inside of a dew drop. The tartdigrade is a survivor, they have been found everywhere from mountaintops to the deep-sea and from tropical rain forests to the Antarctic. Extreme heat or cold, radiation or even the vacuum of space has not killed them. They can go without food and water for 30 years, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce. Fossils of tardigrades have been dated at over 500 million years. I couldn’t ask for a better spirit animal.pink tartigrade

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