The Promise

Sunday Photo Fiction

143 02 February 14th 2016

The poachers cruelly sawed into the horn leaving behind a bloody stump, as the whimpering rhino took its last breaths.

Hidden behind the bushes, Mark felt sick, as he quietly clicked pictures. He wanted to stop them, but knew confronting those armed men would be suicide.

Suddenly, the men reached for their weapons; it was another rhino, but this time, it was a baby. Mark watched in horror as the man with the ugly scar took aim. Mark swiftly grabbed a large stone and hurled it as hard as he could.

The scarred man gasped in pain as the rock smashed into his face. It was then Mark realized that he should have flung and run at the same time, but it was too late.

He stared at the rifles that pointed straight at him, as he shakily backed away. As fingers met triggers, the ground trembled as the baby rhino charged towards the poachers, making them run for their lives.

Mark bent down near the dead rhino.

“I’ll make sure this never happens again.” he whispered, patting gently.

A promise kept, as his newspaper broke the story, helping the authorities to bust this callous gang of poachers.

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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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14 Responses to The Promise

  1. Steve Lakey says:

    A nice ending to the story. And a good take on the prompt.

  2. The Voice says:

    Really nice story. Great emotional impact. Well done.

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Great story. I liked that your character made sure pouchers wouldn’t go after the rhinos again. It’s a nice thought and probably a dream that men will stop killing exotic animals for their tusks.

  4. Great story and so much said in such a few words! Glad the baby rhino went after the poachers, but sad about the mother rhino.

  5. Sally says:

    Poor orphaned baby rhino. Glad the story went viral, maybe it will help to stop these nasty men.

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    Wonderful story! He was unable to save the mother Rhino, but at least the baby was saved and himself. The greatest thing was getting the authorities on the case to stop the poachers so it wouldn’t happen again.

  7. Singledust says:

    I love how the baby rhino was so brave.

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