A Matter of Taste

Photo by: Joy Pixley

David Wind Hawk hopped nimbly from rock to rock. He enjoyed being a tour guide, even though this marked the first time he got stuck with a politician and his lawyer.

David gestured. “And here is Vulture Rock. Navaho legend says anyone who sits in its mouth will be eaten.” David sat in the mouth, grinning. “It’s only a legend. I’ve guided hundreds of Wasichu* and all sat here safely.”

Howard Punter crawled up, wheezing, red-faced and sweating. He took David’s place in the Vulture’s mouth. “Hey take a picture, Stan!” he called. “I want the voters to know I’m an outdoorsman.”

Stan Greer wasn’t much better off than the Senator. Breathing hard, he reached for his cellphone. He hated doing things like this, but it was necessary to keep his sticky-fingered employer in office.

He pulled his phone out just as Vulture Rock’s jaws snapped shut, engulfing the politician.

“Aahh! You said it was safe!”

David was shocked. “That’s never happened before. I didn’t know it really was magical.”

“Any chance the stone bird would just spit him out?”

David shook his head. “This is Vulture Rock. Unlike voters, vultures like rotten things.”
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Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/sunday-photo-fiction-july-29-2018/

* Wasichu (pronounced: “Wah-See-Shoo”) is Native-American slang for White People.

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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28 Responses to A Matter of Taste

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Can we send the rock more food, I know where there is a good supply!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Susan says:

    Good thing it isn’t called Dog Rock because as the owner of a Lab, know dogs eat even nastier things.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Haha! I guess David has been lucky to only have mostly decent people on his tours up until this point. Well, at least now he knows where the legends come from! But let’s keep it secret for now. I’m with Iain — I have a list of people who might be due for a nature vacation soon! 😉

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  4. “This is Vulture Rock. Unlike voters, vultures like rotten things.”

    Loved that line…kind of says it all. LOL!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I like it. Subtle, but Zesty, like a good meal. Ha! No pun intended.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lyn says:

    Yeah, I have a few I’d like to add to the group. Politicians are like bananas. They start out green, turn yellow, end up slippery and they’re all bent.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. draliman says:

    It takes a vulture to catch a vulture 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  8. lenmruth says:

    Based on empirical evidence, the voters like rotten things too! Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Yaaay, can we import this rock to India too please?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. michael1148humphris says:

    What a fun story, I wonder if the rock might be used to replace the criminal justice system 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. List of X says:

    Howard Punter has been treated very unfairly by the failing Vulture Rock! Sad!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Indira says:

    Send the address please, so much donation from India…:):):)

    Like

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