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The Elephant
By Janice B. Scott
Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Last edited: Saturday, April 28, 2012
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.
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This was a competition entry. Didn't win but I like it and thought you might too. The only guidelines - the story had to be EXACTLY 100 words.



 The Elephant

I saw the elephant again today, after nearly a week of deprivation. It looked to be in good condition—youthful, energetic, and surprisingly sprightly. Perhaps that’s what all that constant swimming does for an elephant. David Attenborough would know.
The elephant lifted up its trunk and trumpeted at me in a friendly manner, almost as though it recognised me.
I felt a rush of mawkish sentimentality, which brought tears to my eyes.
Impatiently, I dashed the back of my hand across my eyes and stared again. Yes, the elephant was still there, swimming round. And yes, it was still pink.

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Reviewed by J Howard
the Pink caught me off guard...how fun!
Reviewed by Carol Marlene Smith
I love to read anything about elephants. Thanks.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Very delightful story, Janice; well done! Enjoyed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your fiend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Valerie Amor
What a difference six little words can make.I loved your story --especially the ending.
Reviewed by Michael LeFevre
Very good story, You said quite a lot for just 100 words. Shame it didn't win.

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