SPF: Not Like Us

Photo (c) Alistair Forbes

Not Like Us

Words 200

“Go back inside!”

“Please Mamma, just for a little bit…”

“No! They are dangerous creatures…”

“But Mamma, they are so far away! And there’s a net…”

“That net is so thin and flimsy. And you never know with them, what if they climb over it?”

“Mamma you are overcautious! Nobody has ever crossed…”

“And you would know! How old are you exactly?”

“I find them fascinating Mamma! I want to talk to them, play with them…”

“Enough! Go play with your siblings while I arrange lunch.”

“I don’t like playing with them! They tease me so.”

“Don’t take it personally dear, it’s their kind of fun. If you interact with them you’ll learn a lot.”

“What will I learn? They just like to paw me and chase me all over the place.”

“That’s wonderful! By the time you grow up, you’ll be the fastest. Just like your father.”

“I like their games.”

“How’d you know?”

“I’ve seen them from the tree.”

“I am warning you, don’t you dare sneak off to play with them.”

“Why not?”

“They may hurt you.”

“I’ll go only after they’ve eaten.

“But they’re creatures who kill, hurt and maim even if their bellies are full.”


Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – A story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this photo prompt, click here. And just in case you would like to read any of my previous Sunday Photo Fictions click here

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