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.

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