FFfAW Challenge-Week of October 31, 2017

This week’s image is provided by Yarnspinner.

Instinct had them huddling together as they had on the ice.
The fiery wave came, freezing them forever in lava.
It was over in seconds.
Time and the elements had worn them down, but if you looked closely and the angle was right, you could see quite clearly what they had been.
The question was how they got here in the first place.
They didn’t belong, not here in these woods, not this country, not even this continent.
None of the theories of being washed up on the beach, lifted in the throes of a hurricane or evolution held water.
It became a place of Wonder and Honour to the dead:
Five Penguins looking to the sky, if not singing to it, as their destiny was sealed.

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127 words.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of October 31, 2017

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Good spot, I can see those penguins now you say it!

  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see ~ Thoreau. Loved your perspective.

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Beautifully painted, rather than penned!

  4. tanjasramirez says:

    I honestly didn’t know what to expect at the end, but it all came together at that point and I had to glance back up at the image. I totally see it now and I don’t think I can ever un-see. Very well done.

  5. Varad says:

    What an inspired take on the prompt! Nice one, P101

  6. Great story! How did the Penguins arrive on that continent?!

  7. James says:

    Well, they’re certainly far afield.

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    Loved what you did with this story, kudos.

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