This story before we announce the winners of the flash fiction contest tomorrow, on Platypus Day, is from Jash Sen, the author of The Wordkeepers.

The platypus was confused. He had last seen his tail underwater, stiff and flat, paddling away, same as his feet. But now, here he was on land, when suddenly, he had no tail.
What could have happened? Did a lovesick rival bite it off, did he lose it, was it numb from extreme cold, a victim of frostbite? This last one was unlikely.

Watching in the reeds was a sea otter. It saw the confused platypus off, then fished out a stiff brushed, paddle shaped tail. It would do very nicely indeed. He had been worrying about his sculling speed lately.
An extra tail was just the thing.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s