Scribbled out on the autopiste, hurriedly posted from the hotel. It was touch and go for Friday Fictioneers this week – very difficult.
All the animals gave different reasons for exluding Heffalump from their species:
“You should be fiercer,” growled the Tigers.
“You should be taller,” said the Elephants.
“You should have a bit more neck” said the Giraffes.
“A flashier hide,” sniggered the Zebras.
Heffalump’s foster mother, who’d raised him after finding him under a gooseberry-bush resolved to help.
“He’s so lonely; perhaps I’ll ask God to create another exactly like him,” she said.
God obliged, and both smiled as Heffalump greeted his new friend with joy.
“Now he can start his own species,” cried Mama Heffalump.
God stared in dismay.