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My new neighbour hammered on my front door and said that he had to leave for Sydney immediately. He asked me to feed his pet. ‘He gets agro if he isn’t fed three times a day,’ he said. He thrust his door key into my hand and told me the food is in the ‘fridge on the back veranda. ‘He’s usually in the swimming pool,’ he told me. ‘Only don’t take a dip, it isn’t wise.’

As I stood by the pool, a head emerged and glared at me. I realised it was –

  1. The Loch Ness Monster.
  2. A large salt water crocodile.
  3. Tony Abbott.
  4. The biggest yellow rubber ducky I had ever seen.
  5. Prince Charles.
  6. Anything else you would like to use in this exercise.

Hurriedly I opened the ‘fridge door and discovered the food for the beast.  It was –

  1. Lots of tins of Kitticat but there was no tin opener present.
  2. Haggis (A fridge full of it….and not the sanitised sort you get from a continental deli, but the actual sheep’s stomach filled with nasty goop).
  3. A dismembered cadaver which one hopes isn’t human.
  4. Some of those rather expensive Christmas puddings with an orange in the middle and a bottle of brandy to go with them.
  5. KFC
  6. Anything else you would like to feed the Beast.

Write the story from the first person POV or from the POV of the departing neighbour or from the POV of the Beast.

Fifteen minutes approximately to complete exercise.

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