The Elephant in the Room – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

The glam-set at my Gala kept stealing glances upwards at the pièce de résistance of  the evening. Words of shock were trying to jump out of their mouths, but in the spirit of noblesse oblige, they gulped down those words forcibly.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Finally, unable to take it any more, Mrs. Halloway blurted out, louder than she intended to, “OH FOR GOD’S SAKE, WILL NO ONE ADDRESS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?

Realizing it was time for formal introductions, I looked upwards, and said, “Stop showing off by flying in and out of these hoops, and come down immediately, Dumbo!”

*************************************************************************************100 words.

Written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt. To read other stories inspired by this week’s prompt, visit here

Grey as a mouse
Big as a house
Nose like a snake
I make the earth shake
As I tramp through the grass
Trees crack as I pass
With horns in my mouth
I walk in the South
Flapping big ears
Beyond count of years
I stump round and round
Never lie on the ground
Not even to die
Oliphaunt am I
Biggest of all
Huge, old, and tall
If ever you’d met me
You wouldn’t forget me
If you never do
You won’t think I’m true
But old Oliphaunt am I
And I never lie
Also, for those of you who might not have got the Dumbo reference, here’s Dumbo, the flying elephant:



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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45 Responses to The Elephant in the Room – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. prior.. says:

    really sweet take…
    uplifting and light.
    “If ever you’d met me
    You wouldn’t forget me”

  2. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s hilarious, Anurag. Made me laugh out loud. I love the way the elephant in the room is literally an elephant in the room!

  3. shivamt25 says:

    Nice use of “Elephant in the room!” 😅

  4. jillyfunnell says:

    Entertaining take.

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    I like your take on the prompt. A fun write.

  6. draliman says:

    Ha, an actual elephant! Good luck getting him to come down.

  7. Lynn Love says:

    Haha! Love that idea – Dumbo flying through the hoops. What an image. We always called them ‘heffalumps’ when I was smaller, a Winnie the Pooh reference. Lovely story

  8. k rawson says:

    What a delightful twist. I really want to see that one!

  9. gahlearner says:

    Wonderful! Made me laugh out loud. And oliphants, absolutely, that’s how they should be named.

  10. Dale says:

    That was simply wonderful, Anurag! Totally original and smile-inducing.

  11. Absolutely delightful! Thanks for my first proper grin of the day!

    My Friend Rosey – E is for Employment

  12. Alice Audrey says:

    LOL! I love the last line.

  13. plaridel says:

    very nice. i can actually see him in my mind. 🙂

  14. yarnspinnerr says:

    ::-) A wonderful take.

  15. Moon says:

    A lovely story with a very fun twist.
    Superb, Anurag.

  16. Hilarious! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  17. lisarey1990 says:

    Loved Dumbo when I was a kid. Really fun and great take on the prompt.

  18. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! So we have literally an elephant in the room, I wonder if there is also a horse of a different colour.

  19. Sarah Ann says:

    Such a wonderful fun story, full of images to ponder at.

  20. granonine says:

    I LOVED Dumbo when I was a little girl. Such an inventive way to use my favorite baby elephant 🙂

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