Rumors

Sunday Photo Fiction

141 01 January 31st 2016

Every afternoon Tommy would race down to the pond in the woods and spend time with his friends, the ducks. H’d tell them stories and warn them about ‘Scary Old Hamilton’ who lived in a cabin nearby. His friends said that one day  he’d eat up all the ducks.

On Sunday Tommy waved goodbye to his feathery playmates, as he was off to visit Grandma for two weeks. He was anxious to get back though, and told Grandma why. She smiled and mentioned the same sentence his teacher had about rumors and their legs.

Back home, he rushed to the pond only to be confronted with the horror of bulldozers. The pond was gone, replaced with mud for the new road.

Walking home in tears, a tall figure suddenly loomed above him. He gasped up at Scary Hamilton, when he saw a little beak poke out from his pocket.

They were safe! Hamilton had heard about the construction and had built a little pond of his own, rescuing all the ducks. Tommy once again had his friends to play with, along with ‘Friendly Old Hamilton’ (his friends still didn’t quite believe him). He’d have a serious talk with them about rumors!

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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13 Responses to Rumors

  1. luckyjc007 says:

    Really cute story. I’m glad they were able to find another home!

  2. Oh wow. Rumours have a lot to answer for sometimes ☺

  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Don’t judge a man by the local rumors, it sounds like!

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    I like your story. It’s refreshing and has an optimistic outlook. The old guy Tommy is scared of reminds me off Boo Radley in ‘To Kill a MockingBird.’ He seems dangerous but he is actually helpful and caring. Yes, rumours can be damaging.

  5. I absolutely loved the ending! Great story!

  6. athling2001 says:

    Nicely done. Congrats.

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