Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about wisdom more than courage, begins after the photo.
Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
“Third time this week,” muttered Howard.
“Lousy sheep always blocking the road,” whined Janet
“There’s the shepherd,” scowled Howard. “I’m telling him off!”
He exited the hovercar and approached the figure dressed in dirty clothing. “Hey you, listen here!” Too late he realized the shepherd was slightly downhill, and wasn’t as short as he imagined. It was actually 8-feet tall. It turned and the shining carapace of a re-purposed military android shone through the rags.
Howard froze. “I just wanted to say, ‘good job!'” Hurriedly, he retreated to the car.
“Did you tell him off?” said Janet.
“Oh, you bet I did!”
From Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Each week, the talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields shepherds us through the fields of our imagination where she makes us lie down in green pastures, and leads us beside quiet waters…and then we write 100 words of flash fiction from a photo prompt. Great photo, Sandra! So, no more wool-gathering. That’s baaad. Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/16-may-2014/