The Little People

(C) Alastair Forbes. Sunday Photo Fiction, May 24th, 2015. This photo brings you to the challenge page. Hosted by, Alastair Forbes
– A pair of anchors. (C) Alastair Forbes. Sunday Photo Fiction, May 24th, 2015. This photo brings you to the challenge page. Hosted by, Alastair Forbes

Alex and Gilberto were neighbours, but they did not know that.

Alex lived in a bungalow in a rich estate, while Gilberto lived in his garden. Gilberto belonged to the Little People, and he lived in a Little Town in Alex’s garden. The Little People were a happy bunch of people. But Gilberto was an exception. He was a painter, and Alex’s garden was a graveyard of inspiration. 

Then Alex’s birthday came, and his parents gifted him with a realistic toy battleship. Alex took it out to the garden to play. But as he swung the SS Catastrophe around, navigating through a barrage of cannon shells, the anchor flew off. Try as he might, Alex could not find it. He felt sorrowful for losing it on the first day he received it. But Gilberto was overjoyed: the anchor made for a perfect centerpiece for landscape art, among the other LEGO houses that Alex generously ‘donated’ over the past few years.

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The Little People

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