Crimson’s Creative Challenge #39


Territorial Chains

“Now children, how many times must I tell you not to go near the chains? It marked the boundary between us and what is dangerous,” their mother chided them.

“But what’s so dangerous?” one of the triplets piped. “They look harmless!”

“Oh listen to me,” his mother smacked his head. “They only look harmless. But they’re dangerous! They’re intelligent, cunning and manipulative; they make it seem all our fault so they’re justified to kill us!”

“Why are they justified to kill us when they come into our homes?” another triplet asked.

His head got smacked too.

“Haven’t you heard what I said? They’re very manipulative. They can make us out to be bloodthirsty killers even when they come swimming into our homes!” their mother scolded them again. “Now let’s swim deeper so they have trouble finding us.”

The mother shark led her three baby sharks deep into the ocean.

(149 words)

It’s a silly story and it took me a long time to write, but all in all, I really enjoyed writing this.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #39


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