Friday, August 10, 2012

The Discovery

It's Friday Fictioneer Day, and as usual, I saw something far different than most in the photo. Thanks to FF founder and to fellow fictioneer Susan Wenzel for this week's photo prompt.

by Beth Carter

The discovery was astounding. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Anthropologists, professional sleuths, and research scientists gathered from around the world. They stood in silence in the Hawaiian heat while peering at two fossilized ears. Earlier, someone had drawn swirls in the dark sand, careful not to disturb the prize find.

Sherlock scratched his head while making copious notes.

Holmes clicked his tongue as he stared through a magnifying glass.

Watson leaned forward and cleared his throat before proclaiming in a booming voice: “It has been proven and well documented. After all these years, we now know Dumbo fathered a child.”