THE ELEPHANT’S ARSE

‘This, ladies and gentlemen, is the new exhibit I am most proud of.’

The group of dignitaries, sponsors and critics gathered round, those at the back craning their necks to get a clearer view.

Hans Schiedt was extremely proud of the natural life museum he had been brought in to reinvigorate.

The old building had been cleaned and varnished, the marble floors gleamed once more. Ancient exhibits that had been sterile and dust-covered now shone in new displays.

The key though was to make everything more interactive. ‘We have to attract families, children. Make it a fun experience to visit the museum,’ the board of directors had told him.

The invited group of guests had been wowed by the holographs, virtual reality experiences and the artificial intelligence guides. And now, his favourite renovation, one that he was sure all children would enjoy.

‘A working exhibit.’ He lifted the elephant’s tail,’the tail acts as a hand pump, the more you pump it, the better the results.’

The audience jumped backwards as the thick, brown substance plopped onto the floor.

‘It even has the scientifically correct scent,’ Hans beamed.


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Copyright CE Ayr

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.

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53 responses to “THE ELEPHANT’S ARSE”

  1. Hilarious! Couldn’t stop laughing at the handpump phenomenon

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    1. Thank you Ruchi, glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. Thank you for the laughter 🙂 I needed that!

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    1. Thank you Angie, glad it gave you a laugh 🙂

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  3. Hahaha, Iain you never fail to charm your readers !! Absolutely hilarious 😁

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    1. Come on, you would want to have a go – who could resist? 🙂

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  4. I remember seeing an elephant urinate at a zoo many years ago. Buckets and buckets and buckets without end.

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    1. It’s important for museums to be educational 🙂

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    1. Glad you got a laugh Jennie 🙂

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  5. A ‘light’ one for a Sunday! I enjoyed reading it, put a grin on my face. 😁

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    1. Thank you Annie, happy to give you a smile 🙂

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  6. Not a museum I want to visit, but I am sure my son would have a great time. Thanks for the Sunday morning laugh.

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    1. You’re welcome Susan – come on, you would want to give it a try really, wouldn’t you?! 🙂

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  7. (Substitute twitchy world leader–will leave to you to supply which country–for elephant, and you’re right there).
    I laugh, while I cry a li’l… 😉

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  8. I can just see a group of little boys on a field trip having a laughing attack. Pity the teachers on the way home from that one!

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    1. I would be entertained for hours 🙂

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  9. Ha ha ha!!!! “a working exhibit” 😂😂😂

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    1. Interactivity at it’s best 🙂

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  10. Iain that’s absolutely brilliant! Thanks for making me choke on my G&T

    Click to read my SunPhoFic!

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    1. You’re welcome Keith 🙂

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    1. Thank you Viola, I am pleased 🙂

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  11. Ha! What a clever idea. I just hope no one examines the tail too closely.

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    1. Getting someone to lean in too close adds to the fun 🙂

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  12. really funny :)) I might give that exhibit a miss though

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    1. Come on, join in the fun! 🙂

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      1. Haha. Sure, after you!

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  13. I can see that the kids are gonna love that exhibit! 🙂

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    1. Come on, adults too 🙂

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  14. Whaha, I certainly did not expect that reality show ending.

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    1. Oh yeah, great television 🙂

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  15. Sadly that was not one of the renovations at Kelvingrove!

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    1. They have missed a trick.

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  16. I didn’t see that coming! How funny! Yes, the children will love that as much as the parents hate it.

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  17. LOL. Yeah, the kiddos will *love* that…

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  18. Do they sell the end produce?, my virtual gardens needs fertiliser !

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    1. A nice, fruitful sideline!

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  19. This is just GREAT!

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    1. Thank you Frances, interactivity is the key to learning!

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  20. You and Keith get my vote for the two funniest and imaginative posts for this prompt. LOL!!

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    1. Thank you Donna, always difficult to match Keith for funny posts!

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  21. Lol. This is definantly I guys story lol. But very funny. Why one would want to see this, I do t know, I would be quite disgusted. I know it comes with live elephants, but I’d rather be with or near a live elephant who did this, than one who is stuffed, the taxidermy part makes me sad.

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    1. I know my son would love it – he’s 4, equally, I would enjoy laughing at him enjoying it 🙂

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