Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Post 1571. Tuesday July 25

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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 



34 comments:

  1. Hahahaha! His girlfriend is a mermaid! Maybe it is her babe! Cute story Keith!

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  2. Ah that's a hilarious story when her tail started flapping lol

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  3. The flapping of the tale. Cute little story, Keith.

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  4. Well done Keith ... lovely and I love that photo ... cheers Hilary

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  5. An entertaining story ,Keith. loved it. Imaginary mermaid and merbabe fitted so well in your story.

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  6. Nice last line, Keith, added a nice chuckle :-)

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    1. We all need a chuckle now and again - pleased to have been of sevice!

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  7. Lovely story , Keith. :) :) :)

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  8. I did not see that coming.

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  9. Lovely story, Keith. They do say, daydreams often come true. So good luck to them :D Varad

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  10. Haha! A merbabe. Now that's original. Love the unexpected finish. Great one!

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    1. Really pleased you liked it! Thank you.

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  11. Well done. Nice twist at the end. I enjoy imagining merpeople might be real.

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  12. Good one Keith, gave me a laugh this morning.

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