Mother’s Day

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

It should’ve been a fun Mother’s Day at the museum. An ice cream seller offered cones to the young children, and they were delighted. But halfway through the exhibits, the same children squalled in terror and anguish, saying all sorts of nonsensical things. Exasperated mothers tried to soothe their children.

Hours later, no humans remained around the elephant exhibit. Nihanga saw her chance to escape. She led her calf, Synga, off the display platform and back through the shimmering portal gate to the Serengeti plains.

Surrounded by grasses at last, Nihanga sighed. “I’m so glad to get out of there. I’m starved!” she said.

“I like the museum,” said Synga, ignoring the plump grasses.

“Whatever for? There’s no food, and all those screaming children. We had to stay still the whole time so no one realized we were alive. It was a nightmare!”

“Yeah, I know,” said Symba. “But I really like ice cream.”
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Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/sunday-photo-fiction-may-13-2018/

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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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27 Responses to Mother’s Day

  1. James Pyles says:

    Sentient, portal hopping elephants! 😀

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  2. LOL! Cute… I like ice cream too! 😉

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  3. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Fun take on it.

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  4. Mike says:

    I am guessing that the ice cream seller was the elephants guardian angel.

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Ice cream can make up for a lot of trials and tribulations!

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  6. Lyn says:

    All kids love ice cream – even elephant children apparently. Good story, Eric 😀

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  7. I’m sure any child, human or elephant would prefer ice cream to a walk on the Serengeti plains! Nice one.

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  8. athling2001 says:

    Lovely story. I have to say, I agree with the little one. I like ice cream too!

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  9. ceayr says:

    ‘children squalled in terror and anguish, saying all sorts of nonsensical things. Exasperated mothers tried to soothe their children.’
    You’ve obviously been to Glasgow, Eric!
    Although we do make the best ice cream in the world, Italian immigrants from a century ago!

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  10. List of X says:

    I’m not surprised the children started screaming. You’d scream too if you’d step into a pile of elephant dung.

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  11. Indira says:

    Lovely. Now, who doesn’t like ice-cream?

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  12. Susan says:

    Hopefully elephants are not lactose intolerant. That might be a problem.

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