Sacrifice – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the photo.

Genre: Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 149

Copyright: Alastair Forbes


“It’s just an animal, Gabe,” said Richard.

The Algonquin Indian, part of the river crane crew hauling bridge sections, shook his head. “You shouldn’t speak of A’quinata that way,” he replied. “You will make her angry.”

“Best thing we could do is kill the damned thing. Then we can be sure it won’t smash up this bridge once it’s finished.”

“Maybe we don’t need to fight A’quinata,” insisted Gabe. “Maybe she only desires an occasional sacrifice to show respect. Then we all live in happiness and harmony.”

“Well here’s your sacrifice.” He leaned over the railing and spat into the water.

“Don’t do that.”

“Oh yeah?” Richard leaned further and spat again.

It only took a gentle shove.

A reptilian head burst from the water and chomped into the flailing Richard.  Gobbets of him dangling from it’s jaws, the creature watched Gabe. Gabe Standing Otter winked, and A’quinata winked back.

Each week, Alastair Forbes presents one of his own photographs, and we lucky souls get to write up to 150 words about it. More and more folks are joining the fun, so why don’t you? Join our creative minds write something as well. All are invited. Original writing prompt is here:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to Sacrifice – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. julie mc says:

    I bet he tastes just like chicken.


  2. Alastair says:

    That’s wicked. Savagely, fantastically, funnily wicked 😀


  3. high five and raspberries says:

    Wickedly funny!


  4. Lyn says:

    Serves him right, pity about polluting the water though 🙂


  5. nightlake says:

    Even if he polluted the water, it is a severe punishment 🙂 but an interesting write-up


    • EagleAye says:

      Well, he made a sacrifice for the good of all, albeit not entirely a willing sacrifice. Otherwise a very valuable bridge would have been threatened by A’Quinata.

      Thanks for stopping in!


  6. zookyworld says:

    Ouch! You don’t mess with the A’quinata!


  7. Christopher Shawbell says:

    What did the five fingers say to Richard’s face? Smack!
    Hah! It was great. Good take on the prompt.


  8. RoSy says:

    That’ll teach him!


  9. Joe Owens says:

    Knowing your place is something we all struggle with at times. thankfully we don’t have the A’quinata to worry about.


  10. Indira says:

    You have to be very brilliant and creative to write such a story on that pic. amazing.


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