Sunday Photo Fiction – May 5, 2019

Hard to believe Susan has been hosting this particular challenge for a year! Congratulations Susan!
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She’s chosen a picture supplied by her predecessor, Al  Forbes (aka A Mixed Bag) to inspire us.
Maurice had been on about having a pet for ages.
At eight, he couldn’t make up his mind, but knew he didn’t want a rabbit, guinea pig, gerbil or hamster. Neither did he want a budgie, cockatiel or parrot.
One day he came home from school and announced he wanted a pet dragon.
‘Just think,’ he said dreamily, ‘I’ll be the envy of my friends, and Dad can have an instant barbecue!’
‘And where do you think you’re going to keep this dragon?’ his mother asked.
‘In the garage of course.’
‘Really?’ his dad chimed in. ‘And where will the car go?’
‘We won’t need a car! He’ll be big enough to take us for rides on his back, we can avoid all the traffic jams, and get where we want to go in half the time!’
‘Right. I can just see me parking a dragon in the company car park. I’m sorry son, but you’ll have to think again.’
Maurice was crestfallen, but only for an instant.
‘OK. I’ll go with plan B then.’
‘And what might that be ? A horse?’
‘No, silly! I’ll have a shark and we can keep it in the bath.’
‘What? Tell you what. We’ll compromise, you can have a goldfish and we’ll call it Jaws.’

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 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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16 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – May 5, 2019

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh lol Di. My father used to call my mother The Dragon lol

  2. Sadje says:

    Brilliant! A goldfish called Jaws.

  3. The life of a parent is filled with moments like these. The trick is to teach and guide but not extinguish that sense of wonder. Loved this whimsical story! 🙂

  4. This one was delightful and brought a big smile on my face. 🙂

  5. You took us right into the mind of the child! A terrific take which I so enjoyed reading

    . My story is call ‘Some Say…’

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    May be the child actually wanted a goldfish. He arrived at it through a dragon and a shark. Great imagination and good negotiation.

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