Flash Fiction #95

Rats

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

RATS! CURSES!

“The moon is made of green cheese. Pass it on.”

What??!”

“Don’t mind me. That’s just something I say, to pass time while I’m stuck in a line.  Sometimes people ‘get it’, and pass it on.  I hate being in long lines.  We’re just like those birds, only without a guiding wire, or a string of elephants, each holding the tail of the one in front.”

“Don’t you touch my tail buddy!”

“Well, the wait is worth it. I look forward to my morning Starbucks latté.”

“Starbucks??! That’s that line mister.  This line is for Justin Bieber concert tickets.”

Aargh!!!

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Got to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

 

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29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #95

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    As long as they stay on the line and don’t swoop down and peck eyes out. If someone said that to me in line, I’d laugh so hard and likely pass it on. After all, I’d likely never see them again, right?

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Got a thing about birds, have we? Old enough to have watched Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’?
      I wouldn’t want to see Beliebers again….but the Starbucks crowd…. We are creatures of habit. I see the same people and cars in the same place at the same time of day, over and over.
      “Hmmm, the guy with the red Veloster must be sick. He’s not here today.”

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      • 1jaded1 says:

        Birds in a huge flock are intimidating, especially when they swoop. The chances of being pooped on also increase. My 9 year old nephew is old enough to watch “The Birds”. He laughed. Is Beebs even popular, still? If I leave my house within a 3 minute span of time, I see a jeep with a “Life is Good” tag on the spare tire cover. It even has a smiley face. If I leave earlier or later, no jeep.

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  2. Oh Bieber concert line…hmm no thank you!
    But I would have happily passed along a line like that and then laughed out loud! 😀

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  3. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Cute and funny. Always a line somewhere for something. Loved the Bieber tickets.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t know what it’s like in Russia these days. Many women didn’t work because they had to stand in lines all day, just to get a loaf of bread and a cabbage.
      I don’t know what it is about Canadian entertainers like Bieber and Celine Dion. There’s no middle ground. People either love them or hate them. 😯

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  4. Dale says:

    That would definitely get people talking, I would think.
    Nothing worse than waiting in the wrong line!!!

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  5. Sightsnbytes says:

    Bieber? Suddenly I lost my appetite for coffee and donuts!

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  6. I have a couple of little pet finch birds and I play a little game with them. I reach into their cages to touch their tails gently and they let me for a minute or two and then they fly off to the other side of their cage and look at me with an expression that seems to say, “Enough tail touching for now … stir up our seed bowls for us please.”

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  7. draliman says:

    What a mistake to make! Let’s hope no-one’s spotted him in the Bieber line and he can sneak over to the coffee line with no-one the wiser 🙂

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  8. Mike says:

    If I was him I would buck the trend and head down to an independent coffee shop. The cakes are bigger and the queues less long. 🙂

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  9. gahlearner says:

    Hahaha, that was too funny. Standing in line with you sounds like fun.

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  10. Dear Archon,

    Show me to the Starbucks line.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. Hilarious, Archon. He’ll need the coffee more than ever after that. 😀 — Suzanne

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