Back to the fun Friday Fictioneers photo prompt and story. I’ve been away on vacation for a couple of weeks, and while I had a good time, it’s nice to get back to the weekly challenge of writing a story of only 100 words based on a photo. This week’s pic is a fun one, and I scratched my head for a while until an idea popped up.
Also, for those who requested a sequel to my last story (“Hidden”) about a boy and his Lab finding a strange whirring metal object in the weeds, I wrote a continuation in the original post. It was neat to draw out the story a little more.
The beast crashed through the jungle after the scientist, a far cry from its stealthy approach of the camp as he bent over his journal, sketching the day’s botanical finds and sipping claret. Computer’s beeping alerted him of the motion detector’s triggering the night-vision videocamera, and the screen displayed the beast in eerie green. The scientist gasped with the memory of an extinct animal’s illustration in a dusty book. He shot a tranquilizer, but it surged. He fled, leaving the grousing of formerly sleeping crewmates, who became grateful he led the beast away and for camera’s evidence of its existence.