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What are you looking at.

Thank you K
Thank you Kecia Spartin:

What are you looking at, Faisal, it maybe an evil spirit, comeway child. But mother its only a kindly old snake. Just look into her eyes mother.  Slowly Zinder moved around the village, each time she found her quarry she would put on her kindly old face.

One by one she hypnotised the whole village, for she must have total control. At last only the witch doctor reminded, hypnotising him was going to be hard; for it was like taking Coals to Newcastle.

Resting in the tree outside his hut she waited. But he put on his ceremonial dancing hood and then coming out saying Mother Snake you will not win, for I will not looking into your eyes. But Zinder was clever and tripped him up. Bare faced he scowled, but she had him.

This was good, for the witch doctor would be just right person to lead the villagers to the ark, just before the floods came. Her work done Zinder now started on hypnotising pairs of fertile animals. The ark would be very full.



There was a time when stories about the land being covered by a great flood might be found all over the globe.

Zinder once spelt Sinder, is now a large city in Niger.

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 28 Comments
  1. That’s a really interesting take on the Noah and the Flood tale from the Bible and quite a twist at the end. Well done.

    1. The snake in the picture just led me to my story, I was however pleased to show a snake in a role for good. I enjoyed your story ‘Hesitation’ but could not find the comment area.

      1. I love that about prompt challenges: being able to write what spring to mind, really. Thanks for reading my story, I’m awfully sorry you couldn’t find the comments! They are there right at the bottom but no worries, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Ooh, interesting twist! I don’t think I’ve heard a version of the snake myth where the snake hypnotizes people in order to save them. I might have to “borrow” that for my world!

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