Sunday, May 13, 2018

#SundayPhotoFiction: The Elephant in the Room

Photo Prompt: C.E. Ayr
"Okay class. What do you think of when you look at this exhibit?" The exhausted teacher gathered her wards around the display of a mother elephant and her little one. Several hands were raised. "Samantha?"

"Its a momma ephelant and her baby. Like me and my momma when I wuzza baby." She beamed.

"Wonderful. Who's next? Lily, go ahead. What do you think about when you look at this?"

"Circuses and clowns and peanuts."

Before she could reply one of the kids whispered, "Circuses are smelly."

Before things got out of hand, she looked around and spotted a partially raised hand. "Missy?"

"Um, the color gray. Lots of gray."

"Very good." She always praised the shy ones.

"Very good. Next, um, Jimmy?"

"I see a big butt! I'll bet an elephant's poop is really big."

The boys all laughed and the girls giggled. The same voice that made the smelly comment yelled out, "And elephant poop stinks."

She sighed. What about her? Like Jimmy, she saw the butt. Actually an ass. A gigantic ass that reminded her of her ex-husband. She chuckled and smiled at the kids. "Okay, let's move to the next exhibit. Over here we have..."

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  1. It's difficult to see anything else, I'm with the kid that sees the butt! :-)

    1. LOL! Me, too. Of course, there might be an ass in my background, too.

  2. Hahahahahahah—this is wonderful, Donna! Love the scene you created here—light, funny, and real.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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    1. Me, too! Gotta love the littles...they tell it like it is.

  4. I once bought for my grandson a set of cards describing various animals and their different characteristics including, wonderfully, the smelliness of their pooh!
    Love the story.


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