A story in 191 words


Sunday Photo Fiction.

Colin the Curator heard a squeaking sound coming from the Safari section. He rushed in to find one of the elephants was shrinking!

‘I knew it was a bad idea saving money by buying inflatables’ he muttered.

His red-faced assistant Rory was clutching a piece of paper.

‘When I said put a notice on the elephants telling kids not to climb on them I didn’t mean you to attach it with a pin!’

‘Sorry’ said Rory staring at the floor

‘I don’t care how you do it, but make sure it’s blown up again by the time I come back.’

Rory started by getting an elastoplast from the first aid kit and sticking it over the wound.

Colin returned an hour later to find Rory flat on his back holding the elephant’s tail aloft whilst desperately trying to find somewhere to attach the pump.

‘Wrong end’ he yelled. ‘It fits onto the trunk!’

Ten minutes later Colin the Curator heard an enormous bang come from the Safari section.

Needless to say, Rory got fired and now he has a job fitting new tyres to cars and trucks.


ayr6For Sunday Photo Fiction which is hosted by Susan. The photo is provided by C E Ayr.

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24 thoughts on “A story in 191 words

  1. Susan May 13, 2018 / 15:44

    This is hilarious! Rory needs to find a career that does not involve equipment of any kind.


  2. Iain Kelly May 13, 2018 / 16:36

    I hope he’s not working in my local garage! Great fun Keith.


  3. hilarymb May 13, 2018 / 19:21

    Hi Keith – and bringing great business to the tire shop … wonderful story – where’s Rosey though with one of her thorns? Lovely tale – cheers Hilary


    • Keith's Ramblings May 14, 2018 / 10:01

      Rosey and Rory together sound like an explosive combination! So pleased you liked it, Hilary.


  4. Annalisa Crawford May 15, 2018 / 15:04

    Bad day in the office for Rory! Although I personally think the pump nozzle should be attached at the rear 😉


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