Idiot – Chimera 66


“It’s good we Westerners are here to sort things out,” said Lord Montpellier. He posed with his elephant gun.

“Yes, Bwana,” said Agambo. The guide hid a smirk. The man’s ignorance of the African Bush was astounding to him.

“See that creature there?” pointed Montpellier.


“That’s a Wildebeest.”

Agambo squinted. “That’s Gnu.”

“Of course it’s new to you.” Montpellier puffed his chest. “I’m explaining things!”
Author’s Notes:
Bwana: (In East Africa) a boss or master (often used as a title or form of address):

Gnu name origin: Some sources claim the name “gnu” originates from the Khoikhoi name for these animals, t’gnu.[8] Others contend the name and its pronunciation in English go back to the word !nu: used for the black wildebeest among the Southern Bushmen, now generally referred to as the San people.

This week at Grammar Ghoul Press’ Chimera 66 writing challenge, the prompt is: Wildebeest. Look here for more stories answering the challenge:


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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16 Responses to Idiot – Chimera 66

  1. John Yeo says:

    Brilliant ~ The pompous ass gets shot down in the end?

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    • EagleAye says:

      No. He steps on a lion’s tail in the middle of a field. Yeah. The lion is quite unimpressed when Montpellier explains it was all the lion’s fault. Montpellier did go on to great things though…as fertilizer for the grasses… 😉

      Thanks kindly, John! 🙂

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  2. Funny story and I like the ending as told to John. 😀 LOL! haha

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  3. joetwo says:

    Typical aristo. Always after something gnu 🙂

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  4. Hah! Good one, EA. As usual. 🙂

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  5. Tony Lovell says:

    I can only imagine where his arrogance landed him next. Excellent one! 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Considering the dangerous African bush, knee-deep in a lion’s mouth. With large predators running around, humility is one’s greatest tool. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have one. 😉 Thanks so much, Tony! 🙂


  6. Lyn says:

    Well, that’s gnu to me too. Poor little Monti stepping on a lion’s tail. Pity he didn’t step in a very large pile of gnu poo. Oh, that’s right, he became his own pile of hooey 🙂 Your break from blogging didn’t last very long 😀

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  7. Suzanne says:

    Hahaha! Makes me think of that Monty Python sketch with the British officers. 😀

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