The Footprint

Fresh news! Find out what scientists have to say about the mysterious big foot, shouted the newspaper boy. The little village had become a hotbed of bustling activity with the discovery of a huge footprint at the nearby deserted island, attracting both- tourists as well as scientists who pitched various theories about its existence.

Whose footprint was it? No one knew. It all started when a group of bewildered picnickers found it and spread the news. Soon, there was a scramble with packed boats going to and fro.

Meanwhile…

At the other end of the island, an illegal woodcutter sighed, he never wanted such a crowd. Now he couldn’t cut trees on the island, he picked up his weird-shaped  toolbox and went searching for another job.


F for Footprint

JS Brand

 

 

The photo prompts have been given by JS Brand at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and by Yinglan at the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW). The word prompts (pitch and bewildered) have been given by Six Sentence Stories by Recording Life Under The Radar and the WordPress Daily Prompts.

28 responses to “The Footprint”

  1. I bet you could cut that down to 100 words!
    Interesting story…

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    1. Hi Dale, just cut it down by another 30 words 😀 Any tips on how to reduce it further?

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      1. There are some adjectives that can be removed and just a rewording and a cut here and there…
        I love that you made an effort, Bernadette!

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  2. Haha! Time for the woodcutter to fashion himself a different toolbox!

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  3. For the FFfAW challenge, you need to include the photo prompt with your story.

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    1. And cut it down to 100 words.

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  4. We’re all suckers for a ‘Bigfoot’ sighting!

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  5. Fantastic. I love this story.

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  6. Oh, how gullible we are. Good story!

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  7. Big foot, Nessie, we love them all!

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  8. You and his tool box made me smile, thank you

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  9. I moved to Bigfoot Country in the PNW a few years ago and I’m still waiting for a sighting!

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  10. What a fun SSS! I’m trying to visualize that toolbox.

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  11. I would suggest that woodcutter find himself a new toolbox, or he might find himself haunted by bigfoots everywhere he goes!

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  12. Wonderful mash-up of photo prompts. I’m still smiling 🙂

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  13. Poor guy just trying to do some illegal foresting. =D Yeah, I can’t feel too sorry for him.

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  14. excellent!
    I’ve read fingerprints and now footprints with A to Z.
    https://moondustwriter.com/2018/04/06/fun-children-atozchallenge/

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