FFfAW: Dolphin Rescue

Credit: Barb CT

“Grab the net!”

“Gently guys!”

Slowly, the trapped blind dolphin was released. The vet quickly checked for any injuries. Satisfied, he nodded and the fishermen set the dolphin free.

“Good job everyone!”

“Mummy, is the dolphin alright?”

Faiza had come with her daughter Alisa for the  Indus River tour.

“Yes dear, the fishermen rescued her, so I think she’ll be just fine.”

“My teacher told me about these dolphins, that they’re endangered.”

“Yes, that’s why the local fishermen have been trained to help any dolphin in trouble.”

At that moment, one of the fishermen who had helped with the rescue walked by.

“Thank you for saving the dolphin!” called out Alisa.

He smiled down at her.

“Thank you for your concern, it’s so nice to see that you care about these beautiful creatures.”

“Can I help the dolphins as well?” Alisa asked.

“Why course, when you’re a bit older, you can easily do that! Don’t forget, alright?”

Alisa didn’t, and when she was old enough, she eagerly volunteered with the WWF.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Indus is one of the greatest rivers of the world. It originates high in the mountains of Tibet and flows through Pakistan before reaching the Arabian Sea. The blind dolphins are one of the most endangered and famous species of the Indus River. Functionally blind, they use echolocation, a form of natural sonar, to find fish, shrimp and other prey in the muddy river waters. Local legend has it that Pakistan’s Indus River dolphin was once a woman, transformed by a curse from a holy man angry that she forgot to feed him one day.

The WWF has set up a network of fishing communities to monitor any dolphin in trouble.

In this photograph taken on September 13, 2014, a blind dolphin swims along the Indus river in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur. - AFP 

Blind Dolphins of Indus River

Images credit: Google
& dostpakistan.pk

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26 Responses to FFfAW: Dolphin Rescue

  1. Shivangi says:

    Good job Alisa… wonderful post😀👏. I liked how the story flowed!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice take, everyone loves dolphins, they are amazing animals 🙂

  3. Great story! I love dolphins and so happy to hear the WWF is helping to save them. Loved how the little girl grew up to become part of the WWF. Thanks for the interesting information.

  4. Mike says:

    I enjoyed reading this, and learning about the Indus river and its dolphins

  5. Jade M. Wong says:

    Loved your take on the photo prompt! A touching surprise. I needed a sweet, heart-melting tale and you delivered beautifully ❤

  6. Davy D says:

    A lovely uplifting story 🙂

  7. rosemawrites says:

    awwww. such a heartwarming story! 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ thank you for sharing!

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Cut story S and so love that it is based on a true story. Although, it’s very unfortunate parts of it are true. I’m happy the little girl remembered and was later able to volunteer.

  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    A very positive take on this. I also enjoyed reading about the dolphins.

  10. Love the background info, too. Great story.

  11. sailajaP14 says:

    So happy the dolphin survived! A beautiful take on the prompt! Love it!

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