Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!
“They said the Platypus was a fake. Why wouldn’t they say the same about this… creature?”
I looked at Damian, looking at… It. I tried to be encouraging, in a gentle manner. “Come on, take a chance. This could be such a breakthrough, you know it!”
“But my reputation, I’ll risk everything!”
He wasn’t going to budge. I could just tell, from how he looked down his long nose, to the way he shuffled his hooves.
I sighed, too loudly. The furless, two-legged creature froze, then darted into the bush.
The ‘man’ as Damian called it, was going to be someone else’s discovery.
50 thoughts on “Unbelievable – Friday Fictioneers”
I love how you have used an unexpected perspective. Very clever!
Thank you! I do identify with that animal made of several different species… Not sure what that says about me, though!
Mmmm! Not sure either. 😉
Cute story of missed opportunity. Damian should”ve taken a picture. But, then again, nay-sayers would just call it photo shopped.
Thank you, Rochelle. Somtimes I’m a Damian, sometimes not. Somtimes, I like editing photos too… 🙂
That’s a great way to subvert the picture. We are a strange lot, aren’t we?
Subversion… I do like that word! Yes, we are indeed very strange – stranger than fiction!
Oh, lovely! Wonderful change of perspective!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Too cool and way clever! Loved this one, very nicely done! 🙂
Thank you, Penny!
I love X-creatures and I loved your story! 😀
Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Oh, very good!!
Thank you, Janet.
Very enjoyable, great take on the prompt.
Thank you – I’m pleased that you enjoyed it!
Now that’s putting his best hoof forward
Fantasy Has Teeth
Haha! Thank you for reading my piece!
Nicely done, and very creative. I love the perspective.
Thank you, Lorri.
Cute twist, nicely done! We were somewhat attuned this week.
Thank you! Your comment has intrigued me – I’m looking forward to reading your entry 🙂
Fun! You led us down the garden path – lovely twist 🙂
Thank you – and thank you for the photo inspiration too 🙂
Very clever, with a nicely paced reveal.
Thank you, Sandra.
nice twist well done 🙂
Well, dang. And it will probably never surface again. Where are camera phones when you need them?
Absolutely – although difficult to operate with hooves 😉
Thank you for commenting!
Gee, it wasn’t like he saw Bigfoot or an alien. This thing is real!
Perhaps not in Damian’s experience… 🙂
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment!
Goodness, what a find to miss out on!
I know! Lost opportunity….
Great. What a twist. Reality turned on its head.
Thank you, Patrick.
A clever mirroring of the perception. Damian thinking the human was the freak!
Thank you, Joe. Which just goes to show, we never really know what is going on in someone else’s mind…
Stranger than fiction, eh?
Very clever shift of POV
Thank you, Bjorn!
LOL! Nice twist
lol great take on the prompt.. i bet they think we’re just as weird.. 🙂
Thank you! it came to me as a last minute inspiration 🙂
Just love it!
Thank you! 🙂