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Stone Age & Cartilage

by Venky


(Photo Credit: JS Brand)

Neither an overcast morning nor an overhang of the ominously dark clouds dampened the enthusiasm of the two geriatrics as they cautiously ambled their way out the hotel and onto the cobblestone street. Peering intently over their copies of the pocket guide book, Zampa and Keith trudged along towards “The Spectacle of the Two Horses”. The pointed end of their umbrellas made a resounding clatter each time they came down.

“Keith, there you are!” Zampa was all glee as he made his way to the platform on which was erected the two magnificent horse sculptures.

“Zampa, it’s not at all far. The horses are right up ahead!” responded Keith, following Zampa.

“Of course they aren’t made of lead. They are cast in plain stone”, Zampa retorted

“No, No a nose does not have a bone. It’s just cartilage”, now Keith was angry.

“Balderdash & Malarkey! It wasn’t built in the stone age”, Zampa turned irate.

A “Keep Silent” plaque hushed both Keith and Zampa thereby giving them not only a golden opportunity to marvel at the imperial pair of horses but also to realise the fact that both of them had unwittingly forgot to put on their hearing aids.

(Word Count: 199)

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details, visit HERE.

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Keith's Ramblings November 11, 2018 - 1:25 pm

A really amusing piece, despite one of old boys being named after me!

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venkyninja1976 November 11, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Ha ha ha! Believe it was not intentional!

ceayr November 11, 2018 - 7:45 pm

I thought it was you, Keith

Keith's Ramblings November 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm

Cheeky bugga!

JS Brand November 11, 2018 - 2:09 pm

This had me chuckling. It was a good take on the prompt.

venkyninja1976 November 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Thanks much! Could not have been envisaged without such a spectacular picture!

Joy Pixley November 11, 2018 - 6:52 pm

Thank goodness they have the option of putting their hearing aids in, or they’d be at it like this all day long! Interesting take on the prompt.

ceayr November 11, 2018 - 7:45 pm

Amusing tale, well done

neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS November 12, 2018 - 2:41 am

A very amusing story.

Abhijit Ray November 12, 2018 - 10:09 am

A nice morning sightseeing walk by two elderly gentlemen. Good that will not put on their hearing aids, so conversation will be more meaningful.


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