Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.
Larry was having an uncomfortable workday. Snakes make most people nervous, but it was his job to meet and greet tourists as an emissary of Nature to challenge peoples’ biases.
He tried to remain calm, but he was also outside of his own comfort zone. People weren’t his favorite ‘animals’ either. The twenty-minute outing wouldn’t end soon enough!
Once back in the reptile house, Larry began to relax. Then he slithered under a heat lamp, curled up, and enjoyed every familiar aroma at the end of his forked tongue.