Post 1571. Tuesday July 25
I was sunbathing on the beach with my girlfriend when Fisherman Fred moored his boat and came ashore carrying a bucket.
‘Look what I found’ he said. I peered in the bucket and saw a baby waist deep in water. Then I noticed the child had a tail!
‘It’s a merbabe’ I exclaimed Where did you find her..him..err…it? (I’m not sure how you determine their gender at that age!)
‘It was flapping around in the shallow water looking lost’ he said. ‘I don’t know whether to take it to the children's home or the aquarium’. I suggested he popped it in his bath until he decides.
It was then I heard a voice in my ear. ‘Wake up sleepy-head’
‘I must have nodded off’ I said to my girlfriend. ‘You won’t believe the ridiculous dream I just had. I dreamt Fisherman Fred found a merbabe!’
‘How exciting’ said my girlfriend, flapping her tail.
Word count 153
For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers where the photo prompt is by Louise with The Storyteller's Abode