Handle With Care

“This is genius,” thought Arthur. “Nobody is ever going to find me in here. I am quite literally the best at hiding.”

Minutes passed.

Arthur reached into his pocket and pulled out a packet of chewing grass.

Arthur chewed.

Hours passed.

“Ppfftt,” he said out loud.

Another hour passed.

“The thing about hiding,” he mused, “is that you’ve got to think outside the box.” Arthur laughed out loud before quickly covering his mouth with a hoof.

Downstairs, Trevor, Martin and Brian heard the bleating laughter from the storage cupboard. They exchanged glances, smiled, and returned to their game of poker.



This piece was submitted as part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 1 photograph. 100 words. Sometimes over 120 people taking part.

Apologies for not commenting as much last week. I ran out of time thanks to work, family, work, cooking and usual daily stuff amped up to 11. I do hope to read a lot more of your stories this week.

And hey, if you still can’t get enough of silly flash fiction– why not check out my  eBook, People WatchingUS link hereUK link there.


50 thoughts on “Handle With Care

    1. MrBinks says:

      Laughing out loud? Hurrah! Thanks for reading, Sandra. You should try my book – maybe I could raise a few more chuckles from you 😉

    1. camgal says:

      Haha Mr. Binks this post gave me a lot to laugh about and so did Hannah’s little joke. Good one, very clever. 🙂

    1. MrBinks says:

      Silly. Ridiculous. There’s a theme here… 🙂
      I do hope you’ll stick around and find other stories here that you find just as silly.

  1. patriciaruthsusan says:

    Peter, That was great. 😀 Poor Arthur. He’s going to have to come out for food fairly soon. He’s either very young or not the sharpest pencil in the box. Funny and well written. 🙂 —Susan

  2. AnnIsikArts says:

    I can’t help thinking about hooves v hands. It’s only because humans have thumbs that we’re the top of the pile and what do we do with them? Play silly card games. I can always find a moral! 🙂

  3. Pat says:

    I’m sitting here — cracking up with laughter and glee — sheer delight at these words. Awesome idea and response to the FF prompt!

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