Of Mice and Elephants

First in and a lot of fun. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Diana has given us this fantastic Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala this month.
You can check out her February challenge here
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“Oh come on”, he said. “Don’t be silly. I’m not going to hurt you.”
‘It’s the other way round you great buffoon! You’re supposed to be afraid of us!’
“Why?  And I’m an elephant, not a buffoon. Buffoons have big teeth and red bottoms…”
‘That’s baboons you idiot’.
“Oh. Well, either way, I’m not going to hurt you. It looks like you could do with some help there. Let me give you a little push and a lift.”
‘We don’t want a push or a lift thank you very much! ‘
“But your house isn’t very safe where it is. I can lift you onto my back with my trunk and carry you to a better place.”
‘Oh yeah? And where might that be?’
“My herd isn’t far…

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17 thoughts on “Of Mice and Elephants

  1. Sarah says:

    Such a fun story! The mice should have listened to their guts! 😂 But kudos to that elephant for wanting to help although he should actually be afraid of them. 😉 The story reminded me a bit of one of the Winnie the Pooh stories. 😊

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  3. That certainly is a great image to spur one’s imagination!

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  4. rijanjks says:

    What a super cool little story. It shows such great contrast! And I adore the title you gave it.

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  5. What a fun story. I also copied the picture. I can think of lots of uses for that!

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  6. Absolutely loved it! 🙂

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  7. I can tell that was fun to write! Great job!

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  8. Thanks Diana. It was a fun write!

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