Behind the lens

Photo curtsy of Dale Rogerson

Photo curtsy of Dale Rogerson

Tell me a story daddy.

Ok Princess.

My story starts with a young water buffalo, a wayward child, who liked to explore banks covered in swaves of lush vegetation. Unfortunately this same bank was home to a Komodo dragon.

The lizard deemed the stretch of river as personal territory. He was grumpy, due to a gnawing sensation in his stomach. When he saw Puteri chewing bull rushes, he decided she would become his lunch.

Head down her father charged, no lizard would eat his princess. Then the water buffalo moved his family.
We must move daughter before the bailiff calls.

Footnote: Behind the camera lens life goes on…

Visiting Berlin

Visiting Berlin

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Life imitates art. Nice parallel, Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Neil, the somber tones in the prompt photograph inspired me.

  2. patriciaruthsusan

    A wise father buffalo. Good story, Michael. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am pleased you enjoyed it Suzanne

  3. magarisa

    I agree with Neil’s comment. Very nicely done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do appreciate your support, thank you.

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    This father is a storyteller, isn’t he? Imaginative.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Rochelle, at present I feel that I am at a crossroads with my flash writing, so I am now dipping into previous material, which I am heavily reworking.

  5. gahlearner

    What a great story from Dad, and a great action from Buffalo Dad.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Gabriele. I am attempting to dip into some of my old material, to use it in new ways.

      1. gahlearner

        That’s a great idea, and it works well.

  6. Abhijit Ray

    Who won the battle? Bull or dragon?

    1. Michael Humphris

      This time the water buffalo, but the water buffaloes moved on as they knew they could not win every battle.

  7. Tannille

    Good ole dad. Left me smiling.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Smiling is great, I am so pleased. Thank you.

  8. Dawn Quyle Landau

    I like the way the father weaves this tale, while protecting his child for real. Nice job, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      As soon as I saw the prompt I was in a room looking to the outside. The story however came together slowly, so I really appreciate your comment, thank you.

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