Smorgasbord Short Stories – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Following Elephants by Sally Cronin

This week the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills offers us the prompt of a ‘bucket of water’.  This week Charli shares a road trip she took to find out more about a community that has a deep respect for water.

Here is my effort…

Following Elephants by Sally Cronin

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The young boy raised the heavy tin bucket full of dusty liquid onto the rolled up shirt on his head. Both hands steadied the precious cargo as he watched the herd of elephants moving slowly off into the sunset. He had followed them all day from his village across the parched earth, knowing they were creatures capable of finding the most hidden of watering holes. They had led them to this ancient secret spring; a life-giving find for his village. He turned and retraced his steps homeward, cloaked in the dangerous predator filled dusk. Today his family would drink.

©Sally Cronin

If you would like to participate in this weeks Challenge here is the link again https://carrotranch.com/2019/03/21/march-21-flash-fiction-challenge/

I hope you have enjoyed… thanks for dropping in Sally.

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

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  4. Aww, loved this, Sally! I love elephants. They are so sweet yet powerful and intelligent. I will check out this challenge. Thanks for sharing your lovely little story. Hugs xx

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