“Mary, what are you trying to catch?”

“Those things!” Mary said, “they have 2 legs and make tons of noise.”

“A human?!” Mary’s husband said. “Are you nuts? They’ll kill us both!”
“No, This’ll work. And then we’ll eat like kings!”

“Mary! When you moved us inside, I thought it was to get out of the cold! Not this! We’re going to be killed, you stupid woman!”

“Here comes one now!” Mary said.

“And he has a shoe! Mary, run!”

Mary’s husband ran up the light and across the ceiling, looking back to see his wife gently placed on the shoe and walked to the outside door.

Once outside, they regrouped. “That was too close, Mary! No more bright ideas, alright?”

“Ok. But hear me out. What about a web across the interstate bridge?”


far side spiders

A Far Side tribute this week.

Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories inspired by a photo that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every week.  This week’s photo courtesy of Victor and Sarah Potter.


100 Words – Bippy’s New Pet


I told her no, but she just had to have it!”
“It looks…dangerous.”
“Well, you know Frank. He could never say no to his little Bippy.”
“No, really, it looks dangerous! You need to get it out of your house!”
“I know, I know! I don’t know what she’s sees in that mutt. We should have bought her that hamster last year! There would have been a lot less clean-up!”
“Will it hurt her?”
“Gosh, no! He’s her little Wubby!”
“It’s snarling. Does it always snarl like that?”
“Oh, sure. When it’s hungry.”
“What do you feed it?”

Painting: “The Favorite” by Omar Rayyan found here: