Sunday Photo Fiction – April 8th 2018

Since I discovered this challenge, I’ve always enjoyed it.

This was just ridiculous.
How could he possibly single Joe out not only in a strange place, but one where access to him was going to be awkward.
The guy was an idiot. Too keen to get away and not following procedure.
Hell, his Mum had even given him a tick list and all he’d done was fold it and put it in his wallet.
Now here he was on a wild goose chase trying to put things right and save a catastrophic calamity.
Joe was a panicker. If he couldn’t find things, his mind went into hyperdrive, his blood pressure rocketed and any sense of reason went clean out of the window.
That was where he came in.
Some people had carrier pigeons.
Nope, Celia, Joe’s Mum, had him, a seagull.
Now if he could only find Joe on the beach and give him his wallet, with said tick list, he’d get a nice fresh fish for his dinner as a reward.

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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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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9 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – April 8th 2018

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Sounds like Joe’s mum has chosen a smart seagull — a lot better than your average carrier pigeon. I hope he succeeds at his mission, although working with someone like Joe doesn’t make it very easy!

  2. athling2001 says:

    Poor seagull, what luck. Great take on the prompt.

  3. Susan says:

    Good luck with that! I just hope Joe’s messenger doesn’t get too distracted by all of the other gulls flying around (especially the pretty lady gulls). Joe may never get his wallet back. Nice one!

  4. Mike says:

    I understand that the seagull union think he should get several fish. I enjoyed the way you put this story together.

  5. Ha ha ha, such a delightful tale. We all need a seagull like him.

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