For this weeks Flash! Friday we had 150 words about the prompt below. We also had to incorporate a turtle or a tiger.
Tiger & Turtle, Duisburg, Germany. Public Domain photo by Chraecker.
Before you can blink
The tiger eyed his latest meal. He watched as it bumbled around in circles, its movements slow and cautious. This would not require hunting, he could have some fun. He stepped out of the bushes and growled, “Times up old man.”
The turtle craned its head towards him, “Please don’t come any closer, I don’t want you to get hurt.”
Tiger grinned, flashing teeth, “You’ll be my dinner before you can blink.”
“Young man, I am two hundred years old and I have learned a thing or two. You think I’m this old because I never met a hungry tiger before?”
The big cat pounced, arcing through the air. Turtle retracted his arms and legs. As the tiger landed the ground beneath him exploded, blasting them both into the sky. Turtle landed with a thud, Tiger landed in chunks. As turtles head appeared he said to no-one in particular, “For example, I learned to read. Welcome to the minefield.”