Ludicrous

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: The Imaginarium
A short story inspired by the Imaginarium Picture Prompt 16.

Submitted: July 16, 2017

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Ludicrous

Look at him, lording it over everyone! Ever since he won the ‘Ludicrous Lizard’ award he’s become totally insufferable.” Slurg glanced disdainfully towards the pool where his former friend lay floating.

The worst of it is that he expects us to go with him. And, slug forbid, he wants us to join in too!” Lusper flicked out his tongue to catch a fly. “Such an unlizardly way to behave!”

Chowder, the subject of their conversation, was blissfully unaware of the comments been aimed at him. His air bed was ultra-thick and super comfortable. The sun beat down on him but he didn’t care – just lay there sipping from his glass. It was an interesting concoction, called, so he was told, Fat Frog. He looked down at his toned body secure in the knowledge that nobody could ever call him a fat lizard.

Chowd! Are you coming out?” Slurg broke through his moment of quiet reflection.

Yeah, we’re bored just sitting here, watching you float.” Lusper neared the edge of the pool. “It’s getting too hot out here now.”

Such a shame that there’s not more space on here. You could have joined me.”

He doesn’t have a clue, does he, how foolishly he’s behaving.” Slurg shrugged and turned to walk away from the poolside. Lusper joined him and they began to walk away.

Just as they began to leave Chowder stretched, forgetting he had claws. There was a pop, a hiss, and the airbed began to shoot around the pool, getting smaller and smaller as the lizard tried to cling on. Eventually there was not enough to hold on to and Chowder sunk. He emerged, dripping and red faced, his glass balanced on top of his head like a hat.

Slurg and Lusper stared at him, torn between laughing and crying. “Ludicrous!”, they said in unison and together walked away.

 

 


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