Once again, Alastair has given us another great photo prompt to create some flash fiction. All you need to do is pluck a mere 100-200 words from your imagination. Fly on over to Sunday Photo Fiction and join in the fun.
Do not let that sign fool you. It may say ‘Please keep off the grass,’ but that is only half the story. You see, the sign is replaced every morning – a clean if somewhat dull dark olive green with white lettering.
“With a white figure covered with a half-crossed circle” I hear you say.
Ahh my friend, that’s where you’re wrong. That figure is only painted on the sign after Thor has claimed his first victim.
Do you see the gardener lurking over there under the tree pretending he’s not taking any notice? He has a couple of tins of paint and some brushes hidden in the bushes. He waits for Thor to fly over to him and ask for his special treat and then he paints the figure on. By the end of the day, you’ll see a dozen or more figures – all with the same red half-crossed circle on top of them. You see, Thor dive bombs anyone who dares step on the grass and snatches a few strands of hair from their head before taking them to the gardener.
You might say that sign is Thor’s notched gun.