Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday morning Nina picture


Nina stared through the cold, dirty window of her prison. If only she could escape and find her way back to Florida again, she and Felipe could be together. It seemed half her life had been spent trying to get back to him, to be back in his room-temperature, scaly embrace. Her bosom heaved at the memory: his head, flirtatiously bobbing atop the fence, the first shy unfurling of his throat fan. If only she could figure out how to defeat the magical, invisible force which confined her!

Her vision blurred with tears as she made herself a promise: the next time crickets were delivered, she'd make a break for it. But where to go from there? Florida and Felipe were far away, and it was far too cold for an unassisted anole to travel on her own.

Unless she learned how to drive. . . .

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(Heh. Lizard bosoms.)


13 comments:

Errant said...

... That was strangely hilarious. XD

CelticRose said...

ROTFLOL!!!!

Happy Hermit (happilyhiddenhermit@gmail.com) said...

LOL

Tigerdawn said...

That made me sad!! You need to go down to Florida and find Felipe.

mr_subjunctive said...

Tigerdawn:

Er, I was rather hoping that Felipe would come find her, instead of me having to go to him.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

A heaving lizard bosom??? Truly inspired. Coming soon to Harlequin Romances: Reptile Romances & Amphibian Adorations.

forest said...

Nin is looking a bit...chubby. I wonder if she's ready for egg-making! Maybe that's why she needs Felipe back.

Anonymous said...

Really funny. My sister had a (male) beta fish that used blow bubbles which apparently indicates it wanted to mate. But my sister wasn't excited about the probability that if she put a female beta in the tank there'd be a vicious end, so he bubbled away without getting his wish.

Zeï said...

I like!

Daffodil Planter said...

Brilliant! I agree with Jodi, you've created a new genre. Available in pet stores near you, on the revolving book rack next to "All About Anoles."

I hope Felipe has learned to drive and arrives soon.

our friend Ben said...

Ha!! This is classic, Mr. S.! Poor Nina. But then again, maybe she's looking through the smudged glass thinking "OMG, I could be frozen under all that snow and ice!" As Jodi says, though, forget bodice-rippers, now you've given us scale-rippers!

Lance said...

perfect

and I agree with Jodi - a new line for Harlequin

lisa said...

What a beautiful story! :)