Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #79

The image below is from Ray Wischhover via Nextdoor.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a male deer taking a drink of water from a backyard birdbath.

I’m thirsty and this is rather convenient. I’m sure the birds won’t mind. I don’t think they’ve done anything untoward in the water.
Ah, cool and refreshing. 
It’s quite a view isn’t it. Not that I’m into pretty scenery you understand.
It’s been a long climb. All I need now is something to nibble. 
Those shrubs over there look interesting, think I’ll just mosey on over and take a look.

It was a perfect shot, and won Paula first prize in her school’s photography competition. She’d called it “Wild life pays a visit”.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #79

  1. Fandango says:

    At first I thought that “click” might have been a trigger. What a relief that it was just a camera’s shutter.

  2. Sadje says:

    Very apt, Di.

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