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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

I wrote a children’s story this week. Sorry Joy I went slightly over the word count ~Peace


This week’s prompt photo is supplied to us by Sonya O.


by John Yeo

Percy the baby Porpoise was lost. How did he manage to get separated from the rest of the school? Suddenly a Tiger Shark appeared and everyone fled, poor Percy got left hiding behind a large shell. Swimming leisurely along the beautiful coral reef, Percy was dazzled by the variety of beautiful tiny fish and colourful sponges, he had never noticed the wonderful diversity that surrounded him before as he had been too busy playing with his brothers and sisters. Suddenly a huge sea turtle appeared swimming straight towards him, flapping his huge feet to swim. Percy fled straight into a very large number of striped Zebra fish and Golden fish swimming around in circles. Dazzled and bemused he swam off to be confronted by a very dangerous looking pair of Scorpion fish. Then a group of about ten friendly looking striped fish, with wide fins that flew through the water like wings surrounded him and led him along the reef to a large pool where he was happy to find his family and the rest of the school of Porpoises. Percy will never forget how he was lost and a group of Angel fish led him home.

(196 words)

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All Rights Reserved

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10 thoughts on “LOST AND FOUND

  1. I loved it John. I loved the images you created and I loved the innocence of the story. I can easily see this become an illustrated children’s book. I’m glad the Angel fish helped Percy get back home.

      • You’re welcome John. I am happy you enjoyed the prompt. You certainly came up with a wonderful story that I think you can turn into a wonderful children’s book.

  2. A very sweet story. It’s great that Percy had the chance to see the other fish and sponges and received the help of the Angel fish to get him safely home to his family. A wonderful story of the young being protected and cared for…just like humans take care of the young. 🐋😃

  3. I love the way Percy meets so many different species, illustrating the wonderful diversity you mention. Getting lost turned out to be a great learning experience for the little porpoise and the ending with the Angel fish is lovely. 🙂

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