Flash Fiction #125



Rochelle turned the tables this week, by writing about exactly what’s in the picture. I’m going to turn them back again, by writing a tale about something that’s not even there.


“See, I told you. There he is, by the big tree.  Take the shot.”

“What tree, the maple??”

“No, the big oak, by the dock, quick, he’s getting away. Take the shot, take the shot! ….The lens cap is still on??!  You’re the photographer, I told you to have your fancy camera ready! ….  Argh!  He’s gone.  We could have been rich and famous.”

“A clear picture of him hiding from humanity would be worth $20,000 to the tabloids, but the shot you missed, of Bigfoot fishing from someone’s porch chair in the lake, would have made us both millionaires.”


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

28 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #125

  1. Nice flash fiction piece, Archon! With a little humorous twist at the end.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx! This was one of my better constructions. I wanted readers to think it might be murder, or assassination. Even after learning of the camera, I hoped visitors thought it might be a reclusive celebrity.
      As a teen, we ‘borrowed’ a couple of cabin porch chairs for various reasons. Only my twisted mind would visualize Bigfoot fishing from one. 😆

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  2. BrainRants says:

    Bigfoot continues to successfully troll humanity.


  3. Dale says:

    Love that Bigfoot showed up twice this week… Not that there is any proof of it… 😉


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Ha, excellent. Best answer yet as to who could have been using this chair!


  5. I hate to tell you this guys, but we live in a cynical world. 🙂


  6. Michael Wynn says:

    It certainly would have made them millionaires. I hold out hope that someday I’ll get that picture.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I have a mental (oh, too true) image of a family of Bigfoots – Bigfeet? – with Dad showing a photo. “This one followed me right into the forest, but I managed to lose him.” 😆


  7. As a photographer, I can totally relate to the pain of missed shots. Not that my shots earn thousands 🙂


  8. jellico84 says:

    Cackling laughter, and a quote from Hubs whom I just read this to: “You’re bad. Very Bad.”. Giggling hysterically until tears flow freely. Loved it! 🙂 ❤ and a 🙂 ❤ from Hubs


  9. Nice one … ! But Bible-thumper sites? Why do you do this to yourself? I don’t believe in miracles. The idea that they might have got a bit more rational since the last time you looked is a no-no. There’s more chance of Trump revealing a liberal and tolerant side (though he has a sensitive side =petulant and huffy, and a touchy-feely side – the less said about that the better, but keep an eye on that cat of yours … 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t do it often. It can be interesting, educational, and amusing. The mental, moral and linguistic contortions are truly Olympic level. Occasionally I can’t resist making a comment and risking a good trolling. Usually, it’s just to learn what new excuses they’ve invented to nullify opposing opinions, so that I ‘Know Thy Enemy.’
      A woman once cut me off, and splashed me and my motorcycle. Her lawyer husband defended the traffic charge in court. Instead of ’emergency avoidance procedure’, he continued to rail about my ‘panic move,’ making it seen as if I was the one at fault. Since then, I try to be ready for any unfounded accusations.
      The cat is the one who keeps a (suspicious) eye on me. 😛

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    • shimoniac says:

      He does this to himself because he can’t find anyone else to do it to him. The idea of Trump and touchy-feely makes my skin crawl.

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  10. michael1148humphris says:

    But the story will be worth a barrel of beer down at the pub.😊


  11. 1jaded1 says:

    Hiding from humanity seems like it would be priceless. Makes me jealous of “Bigfoot”.


  12. Martin Cororan says:

    Concise misdirection – It’s all good!


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