An elephant who might be an unreliable narrator? I hope you enjoy Kelvin’s creative take on the prompt. 🙂
The following five hundred and fifty-five word story is my response to February’s speculative fiction writing prompt over on Diane Wallace-Peach’s excellent blog.
ELEPHANT IN A SNOWSTORM
Kelvin M. Knight
Please, let me rest here a while.
I’m so tired.
Let me rest my weary head here, please.
I’m asleep on my feet.
Please, please, I promise I won’t be any bother.
You don’t bother me, no. Yes, I know, I’m meant to be frightened of you but I’m too tired for fear. Fear is for the strong and I am so very weak. Weaker than a newborn kitten.
I apologise profusely. I know you’re afraid of them. Please forgive me.
I just need to rest my head here against your comfortable tree. Don’t be mad at me, I beg you. Those men get mad at me when they fall behind schedule. They whip me to get ahead. Tell…
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