What’s afoot?


“Have you noticed, Trevor, that whenever he-who-shall-not-be-named is stuck for a photo prompt, he digs out an old one of us?”

“Don’t ask me, Podge. What I want to know is, whose boot is that?”

“Himself is in front of us. Look up and you’ll see.”

“I can’t look up! The boot might do something.”

“Like what?”

“How am I supposed to know? I’m just a dog! You two can look up if you like, but what if that boot does something. What if it… oh, I don’t know… what if it moves or something?”

“It’s attached to him. What’s it going to do?”



“Who is it attached to?”

“Not who – whom? And it’s he-who-shall-not-be-named.”

“Are you sure?”

“Stop looking at the boot and look up. You’ll see it’s him.”

“Okay, I’ll tell you what. You two look at him and let me know straight away if you see anything suspicious.”

“And what, pray, will you be doing whilst Shitsu and I are doing that?”

“Isn’t it obvious? I’ll keep looking at this boot. I need to know straight away if it does anything, like moves.”

“Trevor, my old chum, my old mucker, my old mate, my old china, my old—”

“WHAT? And make it quick. I’m busy.”

“How old are you?”

“Oh, God. I need to move out of this story.”


“This picture was take in 2010. Fifth of August to be exact. I was four then. Four. Now I’m fourteen! I can’t keep this up, trying to think like a four-year-old.”

“Don’t tell his reader that. What if he finds out this is all just words made up by he-who-shall-not-be-named? Okay, so you’re ten years older than you were then – care to consider my backstory?”

“What do you mean? What backstory?”

“When did Eos appear on the scene?”

“2015, why?”

“Think about this carefully, Trev. Can you remember why Eos appeared on the scene?”

“Of course. They thought I’d be lonely after you… oh.”

“Precisely. Oh. Shall we carry on?”

“Best not. I don’t think we can squeeze any more out of this photo. Let’s just hope he can find something better for next week.”

“Say bye Trevor.”

“Bye Trevor.”

This was written in response to Kreative Kue 274 published on this site.

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