On the Wire

Jeb landed on the wire.  It bounced and swayed as Ottis gripped on to hold steady.

“Morning, Jeb,” said Ottis.

“Morning, Ottis.”

Bub joined them, then Alexander.

“So, d’you watch Jeopardy last night,” asked Jeb.

“Yeah, had a good view through Margaret’s window,” Bub replied.

“Can you believe James got that question wrong?”

They shook their heads in unison.

“I mean, everyone knows the hepatic arteries carry oxygenated blood to the liver.”

The three of them laughed so hard the wire swung.  Alexander threw them a confused look, but laughed a few seconds after.

Alexander’s eyes bulged toward the ground and the others followed his gaze.

“Worms!  Squishy but yummy,” Alexander declared.

The other three bobbed their heads in agreement. 

Bub said, “He’s the smartest one of us all.”

They left their perch and swooped.

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This piece is my contribution to Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Susan Spaulding.  It’s a weekly challenge to write a story in 200 words or less inspired by a photo prompt.  This week’s photo was one taken by Al Forbes.

This story is a tongue-in-cheek representation of my family.  I’m Alexander! 😄 Thank you for stopping by and reading my story.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


* Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

* Featured photo was taken by Ashish Thakur.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. ceayr says:

    What a delightful little piece, full of joy and cheer.
    Unless you’re a worm, I guess…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The circle of life I suppose. =) I’m happy you enjoyed it, C.E.


  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Fascinating, but I will leave the worms where they are if you do not mind.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah, I’d agree with that. Not a fan of worms or other slimy critters. =)

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  3. Love the conversation but not sure about their choice of snack! Fab.

    Keith’s Ramblings is but a click away!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed. Thanks, Keith! =)

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Ann Coleman says:

    Loved this! I’ve always wondered what birds say to each other when they’re lined up on those wires. Now I know!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve always wondered as well. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Loved it. Very creative. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    Eavesdropping on sparrow talk. The birds look good. Chatty!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I imagine that they sit on the wire and chat together, especially when they turn their faces toward each other. It’s fun! =)


      1. Abhijit Ray says:

        They certainly chat. Nicely captured.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Prior... says:

    Nice humor and I will
    Pass on worms too 😉


    1. Yeah, I’m not into slimy either. =) Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Liked by 1 person

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