neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/175words/whatpegmansaw/25/02/2017

Amazon Rainforest, courtesy Google Maps

Amazon River, Brazil

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

Written for GOOGLE EARTHS PHOTO CHALLENGE HOSTED BY

Amazon River, Brazil

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10 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/175words/whatpegmansaw/25/02/2017

  1. Dear Neel,

    Since I don’t facilitate this challenge I won’t mention that I think you could trim 25 words. 😉 At any rate. I love this story…particularly the last line. It leaves me grinning.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Dear Rochelle, I heed your advice. Glad that the last line tickled you. As a reader I intended that kind of a reaction. Take care, dear.

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      1. Here is the trimmed to 150 words piece.
        Amazing Amazon Nights
        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 Amazonian cruise and she had already feasted on some great fauna and fauna.
        The sight of a monstrous spider had seen her diving straight into the 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, ‘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, while he was detailing the features of the Black-eyed Satyr, she had shut his lips saying, “Let me introduce you to the pleasures of the Blue-eyed Susannah.”

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      2. Dear Neel,

        I knew you could do it. 😉 And you did it well. Either way, both versions are good. I might be a little obsessive.

        Shalom,

        Rochelle

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  2. A wonderful escape, she certainly got the adventure she was looking for, as did the professor! Nice work Neel.

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    1. Yes, she struck double lottery. Thanks Lain.

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  3. Fun, funny and sweet. A successful trip for both of them.

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  4. Oh, the last line made me chuckle. Thanks, Neel.

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  5. And she’s from Idaho, my neck of the woods. 😉

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    1. Yes, they got something, haven’t they. Thanks James for the appreciation.

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