Copyright The Reclining Gentleman
(w/ Nessie courtesy of Douglas McIlroy)
"I know, Amy. You and I combed every square inch of that lake and still no Nessie!"
"Don't berate yourself, Henry. It wasn't a total failure. At least we did find the lost city of Atlantis."
"So what? They were nothing but an impediment with their attempts to contact us about their stupid immortality ray!"
"You're right, they did get in the way. Want to take one last look at the lake?"
"What's the point? It'll just bum us out. Let's go eat."
"How about an authentic Scot's restaurant? McDonalds!"
My first instinct when I saw this week's Friday Fictioneers' picture prompt was to have one of the two characters sitting on the bench turn to the other and say "Boy, Amy, Renee Zellweger really looks different this time!"
But ultimately I opted for the more traditional tale of the search for Nessie, especially since I was able to bring it home for an uber-respectable 102 words. BTW, you can bring home some uber-entertaining stories from the other Friday Fictioneers by clicking right here.
Now if you don't mind, I'm taking me a deep breath and checking out that immortality ray. God, I hope I don't run into Nessie ... or Renee Zellweger!