The Gobi

It’s been great fun having some science fiction turn up based on the prompt. Here’s a lovely tale from Jackie. Enjoy!

The Stories People Tell

I’ve written this story in response to Diana’s photo prompt.

Fantasy short story 1 Pixabay image by Marianne Sopala

“How long do you think they’ve been stuck inside there?” Jenny asked.

“An hour, maybe two. Couldn’t be longer, or the mice would be dead by this.” Her brother Gregg gave his best guess.

“Do you think there’s anyone inside the house? Are the mice real?”

“How am I supposed to know? The important thing is to end this thing ASAP.”

“Well then hurry up and do something, I don’t think that poor elephant can keep this up for much longer.”

She was right. The elephant in the gobi looked as if he might collapse from exhaustion. He was bracing an incongruously small blue house against a deformed tree that in turn, looked incongruously large beside the house. On the roof of the house six over-sized mice huddled together. If the house tilted over…

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12 thoughts on “The Gobi

  1. The elephant and the mice are so proud to be selected for this month. ❤

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  2. Wonderful, February almost over and I’m amazed at all the imaginative and beautiful stories for this prompt. I’ve not been very creative myself , but that’s on me, you’ve given us so much to work with!♥️

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  3. This is wonderful! Such an amazing prompt. 🌹

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