It’s Alastairs Photo Fiction time. Write a flash fiction (short short story of 150 words, or less) based on a photo prompt. Shown below. To join in the creative fun, click on the link for directions. You’ll be glad you did. My offering follows.
“Sir, Private Woodly, reporting for duty, SIR!” He saluted with his remaining left limb, standing at attention.
“Which branch are you with?” The sergeant barked at the private. “And put your limb down. Something shady going on in here.”
“Sir, Yes Sir,” Private Woodly yelled. “General Plank sent me over, Sir!”
The sergeant lumbered over to the private until his face was just two inches away from Private Woodly. ” Use your soft voice, soldier, or I’ll whittle you down to size.”
The Sergeant wasn’t through. “Look at you. What’s with the gnarly dead tree look?”
“Sir, camouflage, Sir!”
“No need, if a tree falls in the forest, no one will hear it soldier.”
“But what about an ambush?”
The sound of a snapping twig had them both turning. But it was impossible to see the forest for the trees.
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Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday,
40 thoughts on “Alastairs Photo Fiction – Camouflage”
A clever play on words 🙂
Thank you Celestine, playing with words is fun isn’t it! 🙂
This was a fun take on the prompt! I smiled all the way through.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thanks RoSy, this one was a bit of a challenge, wasn’t sure where to go with it at first!!! 🙂 xo
That was so clever Penny. 🙂
Lots of creative fun too! 🙂
Positively brilliant. And now I realize there’s another punner in the group. Your puns were relentless. This was great fun. But now that I’ve rooted out your skills, I must leave. I’m pining for more rum.
Thank you, I’ll be sure and log this information!
Excellent Penny – loved it 🙂 x
Thanks Robyn, I hope your Monday is starting off well for you! xoxoxo
Carry on… I know the next 150 words will be just as interesting!!
Thanks Lisa! I could have added an opening that said “Log entry 0800, 10.6.13, but didn’t think of it til later, lol!
I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world
Thank you for that..
Thank you Summer, headed over there to collect now!
You’re welcome. Thanks to you to! Have a peaceful day : )
You also Summer, 🙂
Hello! Have a good week!
And you also Marko, have a most excellent week! Thank you for visiting me.
This was really good… enjoyed it…
Thank you, being silly but was fun! xx
Liked that 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
Thanks, tons of fun to write! 🙂
Great – love the end-line! Very amusing read!
Thanks, it was different but fun to put together! 🙂
LOL – What an ingenious take. Still laughing.
Thank you. Coming up with the “wood jargon” was much of the fun for this one!
Branch, barked, General Plank and then The sergeant lumbered over to the private LOL oh Penny, this is so good. I grinned from start to finish. Your imagination knows no bounds. It’s wonderful!
I could have started with a “log” date, but didn’t think of it til this morning, lol! Thanks Lyn!
This was so funny. I loved it Penny. All those puns. Did any of those ten puns make me laugh? No. Because no pun in ten did.
Hehe. Sorry, had to do it. Of course it made me laugh 😀
Thank you Alastair. very punny! 🙂
Oh that’s just wicked, Alastair! Knot that I’m criticizing, mind you, but this could make you a Larch enemy.
Willow you stop that? You’re not making yourself poplar.
I think I’m stumped. No I’m not. You should listen to your Alders.
…Um guys …
Oh .. that’s acorn-y one.
I didn’t want to be too peachy.
“The sound of someone clearing her throat loudly here!”
What a pear