Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge- 1/31/22- Just a Job

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.

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/01/31/fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-154/#like-66399

The photo below was provided by fellow blogger Deb @ Nope, Not Pam

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.

8 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge- 1/31/22- Just a Job

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/31/2022 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks! I love doing that. Nice to know that it worked. ❤

  1. Fandango 01/31/2022 / 2:19 pm

    I love that Larry was the snake and not the handler. Well done!

  2. oneta hayes 01/31/2022 / 10:03 pm

    You pulled off a good one with your surprise ending.

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/01/2022 / 7:16 am

      😁 It pleases me when that works out. Thanks very much, Oneta.

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