In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finders, Keepers?.”
While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash.
What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?
“Try raising the right hand.”
The frog stood back on its hind legs and half-raised its right hand.
“Now the left.”
The frog slowly lowered its right hand, but instead of raising its opposite hand,
it raised the same hand again.
“Can’t tell left from right?”
The frog sounded a croak, which oozed with exasperation and defiance. It
attempted to obey its orders again, but to no avail. It kept on trying until it
lost its balance and fell over backwards. Nearby, on a stone, sat Caleb- the
other frog that was giving the orders. Caleb monitored its friend, which was now
struggling on its back, with lazy amusement.
“Alright, give it up. Get out of there.”
A vapory mist drifted out of the upside-down frog and collected in mid-air. The
upside-down frog then deftly rolled over and promptly leapt away. The mist then
reformed itself and took the shape of a young female ghost. As soon as her mouth
materialized itself, she spoke, “Now what?”
“We need to return to the beach. There’s something I need to get,” replied Caleb,
still a frog.