Amazing Amazon Nights
By Neel Anil Panicker
Forty-two year old Susan George from Idaho was living her dream.
Having won a staff lottery, the Wal Mart executive had booked herself for a three-day boat ride through the Brazilian rainforests.
The sun was setting on Day One of her Amazing Amazon cruise and she had already feasted on huge swathes of avocados, sugarcane and pepper groves besides spotting the odd cougars, wild piranhas, and even an enormous hairy spider.
The scary sight of the last had seen her diving straight into the shell shocked arms of the stranger beside her.
“Sorry,” she muffled embarrassedly.
‘Dr. Thomas Eliott. ‘Am a Lepidopterologist’. There was something sensuous about his smile.
Reading her stupefied expression, the man continued, ‘A University biologist. I study moths and butterflies’.
Later, when darkness fell, she had traded her upper deck hammock for the comforts of his lower deck camarote.
Much later, when he was detailing the amazing features of the Black-eyed Satyr, she had shut his lips with the words, “Let me introduce you to the pleasures of the Blue-eyed Susannah.”
©neelanilpanicker2017 3 fiction # short story # 175 words
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