Mystical Falls

The journey through the jungle took longer than anticipated.  A compulsion to locate the Mystical Falls consumed him.  He heard the roar of the water and quickened his pace.  Bursting through a wall of trees, a cooling mist greeted him.  He approached the Falls.  Stepping through the thundering wall of water, a woman and a man, each standing on two legs, gawked at him with their mouths hanging open.

Uncoiling his six arms and shaking water from his two heads, he exclaimed, “Hi!  My name’s Bixel. I finally made it.”

The couple turned and scrambled away. 

He sighed.  “How disappointing.”

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This silly tale is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly 100-word challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  The photo to inspire our creativity this week was provided by David Stewart.

If you would like to join in and write your own story, or if you would like read the stories of others from this week, visit here.

I hope you enjoy.  Stay safe, stay well!

39 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    At least he wasn’t scared by the strange creatures with two legs and one head

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    1. It’s all about perspective. 🙂

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Wasn’t expecting that reveal, nicely done Brenda!

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    1. Thanks so much, Iain! I’m happy to surprise you. I had three options and went with Bixel. 🙂

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  3. Bill says:

    Now I’m wondering, do all six arms have hands? If so, is one dominant, like we are right or left handed? Or since there are two heads, maybe on of them is in charge. Well done, Brenda. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Bill! I’m glad the story sparked your imagination. 🙂

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I’d probably scramble away as well if I saw something like that, after taking a few photos.

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    1. Yes, I’d snap a few photos as well to prove to others I really saw what I saw. 🙂

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  5. GHLearner says:

    I love it, so different and funny.

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    1. I’m very happy you enjoyed the story, Gabi! Thank you for letting me know. 🙂

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  6. Patricia Clair says:

    Oh my gosh! I loved this twist!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, Patricia! I’m happy you enjoyed the twist. 🙂

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Well he was trying to be nice!

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    1. He was indeed and disappointed that they ran away. Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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  8. James McEwan says:

    they ran away-oh. Some people just don’t appreciate diversity of life. Of course no one will believe what they saw, pity our creature seems friendly enough and could shake hands with everyone at once. Fun story.

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    1. It is sad. They didn’t even give him a chance to shake their hands. 🙂 Considering the circumstances, I’m not sure what I would do (six arms and all), but maybe Bixel will meet some friendly folk down the line. Thanks for commenting, James!

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  9. Vartika says:

    People never like the odd ones.. 😞 good story

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    1. Unfortunately so, but I think “the odd ones” are the most interesting. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Vartika!

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      1. Vartika says:

        I like odd ones too

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  10. Rowena says:

    Great story, Brenda. I’d be with you wanting to capture photographic proof before making a run for it.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Exactly! Thanks, Rowena, for stopping by. 🙂

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  11. plaridel says:

    such a twist in the end. i didn’t expect it. 🙂

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    1. Well, I’m glad for that. Thanks for commenting, Plaridel!

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  12. Margaret says:

    Very funny. I love this friendly two-headed visitor. He made it! I’m dying to know where he came from.

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    1. Hmm, maybe I’ll elaborate at a future date. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, Margaret. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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  13. Sandra says:

    It’s sad, but understandable, I guess.

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    1. It is both I suppose. Not sure what I would have done in their shoes. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!

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  14. Ann Coleman says:

    People are always afraid of the unknown….which is very sad, if you think about it.

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    1. We certainly are and often unfortunately. Thanks so much for reading my story and commenting, Ann! 🙂

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  15. I love a silly tale and this is a great one! Well done, Brenda.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed, and thank you for letting me know! 🙂

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  16. Laurie Bell says:

    Nooooooo. First contact and they ran away. How disappointing. He might have come a long way.

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    1. I know! Great response. He did venture long and hard to get there. Thanks so much, Laurie!

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  17. Dear Brenda,

    Aw poor Bixel. Those silly humans probably missed out on a great friendship. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. It’s true. Bixel is a very loyal guy. 🙂 Thanks, Rochelle!

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  18. msjadeli says:

    He doesn’t know humans very well, does he? He just got an important lesson about them. He sounds like a peaceful sort; hoping the two don’t bring back villagers with pitchforks and torches.

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    1. He doesn’t seem to. He was just excited to get there, but, now I’m worried. 🙂 Hopefully, no angry mobs. Thanks for commenting, Lisa!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome.

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