Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below.
“I know why the caged bird sings, “said Ralph the gorilla.
“What! I hope you didn’t expect something more original from me. Look around. I spend every day confined to this glass enclosed habitat. I don’t experience life enough to give you any original work.”
The zoo visitors continued to pass by pressing their faces to the glass. “Sometimes they knock on the glass and gesture at me. I don’t know how to make them understand my plight. It is not mine alone either. Just the other day, I heard the tigers quoting Rudyard Kipling.”
“Daddy! Daddy! That gorilla is talking, “said a young girl pulling on her dad’s pant leg.
“No honey. Gorillas communicate but they don’t talk. Move along Sarah. We have so much more to see today.” The little girl moved forward but continued to look back at the gorilla.
“You see. They don’t even listen to their young so how can I expect them to hear me,“complained Ralph. Ralph continued his performance of Maya Angelou’s poem.