Elephant in a Snowstorm – February’s Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt

An elephant who might be an unreliable narrator? I hope you enjoy Kelvin’s creative take on the prompt. 🙂

Kelvin M. Knight

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.


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ELEPHANT IN A SNOWSTORM

by

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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19 thoughts on “Elephant in a Snowstorm – February’s Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt

  1. mylilplace says:

    An interesting one that made me smile.

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  2. Andrea Stoeckel says:

    These stories have been amazing! I have enjoyed this exercise so much. Everyone is so talented. Kelvin, I’m gobsmacked

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  3. Nicely done, Kelvin! Thanks for sharing, Diana.

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  4. P.S. Do click on the link to receive a free copy of Diane’s excellent short story The Ghost Ship, which spookily enough I read last night before going to bed. It was the first story in an Anthology File Elements that I recently purchased. How weird is that??!

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  5. Thank you for reflagging, Diane. And thank you everyone for reading and liking. You’ve made my elephant’s day.

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