Smorgasbord Short Stories – Diana Wallace Peach – February’s Speculative Fiction Prompt – ‘The 1812 Overture’ by Sally Cronin

Sally Cronin’s response to the prompt takes us to a family of retired acrobatic circus mice and music-loving elephants. I hope you enjoy.

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There are a number of very good reasons to participate in writing challenges. It hones your skills, it showcases your writing, and it forges connections with other writers here in blogland.

They make a welcome break from my WIPs… and they are a lot of fun too. This is Diana Wallace Peach’s February Speculative Fiction Prompt and here is my response.

Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala

The ‘1812 Overture’

‘Monsieur Henri, Oh drat, I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to sneeze so hard and blow you into the tree with your troupe.’

The little elephant pressed her trunk up against the lopsided house with its trembling occupants clinging to its roof.

Monsieur Henri, the patriarch of the world famous mouse circus act known as ‘Les acrobates de la famille mouskateer’ shuddered in the cold wind that whistled through the woods, and wondered how une éléphant even one as…

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22 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Short Stories – Diana Wallace Peach – February’s Speculative Fiction Prompt – ‘The 1812 Overture’ by Sally Cronin

  1. mylilplace says:

    I love this! So well written. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. George says:

    That’s funny and creative..:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you for sharing Diana.. very attached to Tiffany now… hugsx

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  4. joylennick says:

    An absolute delight! xx

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  5. Hahaha so cute and apt with the picture, Diana.

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