Stuffed toy made up of parts of elephant, giraffe, zebra and tiger

Copyright – EL Appleby

“What’s that?”

“It’s an elaffigraba.”



“Oh…ok…how did that come about?”

“Well, you know, just messing about with some odds and ends, like you do, and I made this.”

“Looks very…different.”

“Yeah!  Doesn’t it? I’m very proud of this one.”

“Sure, sure.  So um, where should it go?”

“Somewhere on the Serengeti I would have thought.”

“And you’ve made a mate for it?”

“Oh yes!  Here, take a look.”

“What?  Oh my word…”


“That….it…is that what I think it is?”


“Right there?  Right on its…between its…oh my…”

“I know, right?  So what’dya think?”

“And you put it there?”


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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41 Responses to Elaffigraba

  1. Dear Imaginator,

    You certainly have left much to the…um…er…imagination. 😉 I’m smiling.



  2. Linda Vernon says:

    Uh oh!! Is that what I think it is? HA! 😀

  3. Lol..I’m guessing it wasn’t a …

  4. I laugh you grabba…
    I merged the names as well though not in the Serengeti

  5. Sandra says:

    Hilarious! 😀

  6. must an an abargiffale which the opposite – or mate- to a

    Why is everyone acting so strange?

  7. Jan Brown says:

    Excellent interpretation of the prompt! I would love to see its mate and her, um….

  8. Where? Where … I don’t see it! C’mon, where is it???

  9. zookyworld says:

    A clever name mash-up for the animal, and to leave us, well, hanging at the end to use our imaginations about the mate. Reminds me of Lewis Carroll’s cleverness. Neat stuff!

  10. elappleby says:

    Love it! Sounds like the Elaffigraba’s mate will make her very happy 😀

  11. You must have a better quality copy of the image than me. I don’t see it at all. 🙂

  12. 40again says:

    Grest interpretation, loved it

  13. 40again says:

    Could be grest I suppose, but great would be better…

  14. neenslewy says:

    Great dialogue. Funny flash.

  15. unspywriter says:

    Oh, what a belly laugh! Great use of the prompt.

    Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/young-at-heart/

  16. Joe Owens says:

    YIKES! Should we all vote on a rating for this story?

  17. Conversation between God & The Devil? Funny stuff, darling.

  18. My imagination is going wild. Won’t even comment more because I could get in trouble. Great job.

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