Sunday, 9 September 2012

Visual Dare: The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

“So what happens now?” squawked the raven.
“We live…simple…” The cat shrugged. 
“And what about the old lady?” 
The cat sighed deeply. “She’s dead, of course.”
“And the horse, and the cow, and the goat, and the dog?” The raven cawed.
“…and the spider and the fly…all dead.” The cat licked his paw.
“Is it our fault? I mean, the dog would never have caught the spider…that was my job, and it was yours to catch me!”
“What can I say? We failed her.”
“Avoided her, you mean…”
The cat shrugged again. “I blame the fly…” 

(96 Words)


  1. LOL, love it love it love it. When I was reading I suddenly got it, so good, made my night.

  2. Brilliant! A delicious, delightful, witty take on the prompt picture! I've read it three times, just to make myself smile again.

  3. Okay, so NOW I have the song stuck in my head!!! This is absolutely precious. PRECIOUS I tell you! And it would be just like the cat and the crow to argue about blameshifting while the whole household lays around them funny. LOVE.

  4. I had to google the nursery rhyme it's been a long time since I heard it! Excellent effort!

  5. I did the same thing as Kern! I read it, smiled, and went back so I could smile some more! Really brilliant, Lisa!

  6. A clever piece of writing and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    You had me mentally going through the nursery rhyme just to see if it really was the fly's fault.

  7. Oh my gosh! I love this! I grew up singing that song with my grandpa. Such a creative idea! This made me smile! Wonderful job!

  8. I'm late in replying, but this was one of my favourite prompts! Took a while, but when it hit me I giggled! This one was a delight to put together.