Sunday is the beginning of another weekly invitation from Alastair to open our imagination and tell the world what we see in his photo prompt. There is always several rich stories that flow from this interesting photographic offering. If you fancy a short adventure add your 200 words or less and join the fray.
“I tell you that is not a real Ape!” Leroy declared, staggering as he fought to maintain a perpendicular stance.
“What makes you such an expert?” Nathan slurred. His grip on the bottle was as strong as his breath.
“It’s in the eyes. It looks just as it did on the 1970s televisions shows when they faked it. There is a dude in their filling the spot.”
“Why would they do that?” Nathan questioned.
“It was explained in this National Geographic special I watched when I was a lad. The simians need time to be away. Keeping them on display every day is considered a cruel punishment. So they get a stand in so the apes can get away?”
“Where exactly do they get away to?”
“How would I know? But I can prove it,” Leroy said beginning to scale the glass partition. Nathan squinted as his buddy reached the top of the glass, where the sun was gleaming so bright. Leroy shimmied across and dropped to the ground.
Twenty feet away the ape turned in surprise at an intruder. A grunt, a huff and then drumming on the chest declared to Leroy his assessment was faulty.
“I was wrong!” Leroy screamed.