“So our first songs a remake of Butterly by Crazytown,” said Sparra.

“Lord, that’s a 90’s throwback,” laughed Crow. “What’s your band called?”

“Blanket,” replied Sparra. “We’re a cover band.”

VSS365 Prompt: Butterfly



“Sorry, I keep asking you to repeat yourself,” said Crow. “My ears are playing up again.”

“Say no more,” replied Sparra. “Have you seen an audiologist?”

“Two years ago, she said I have a disease that makes birds deaf,” sighed Crow. “I haven’t heard from her since.”

VSS365 Prompt: Disease


“I’m not telepathic,” sighed Magpie. “But I’m sure I can read my neighbour’s lips… Well, beak, from here.”

“What’s he saying?” asked Crow.

“He’s complaining about a creepy bird that keeps starring at him,” replied Magpie.

#VSS365 Prompt: Telepathy


“You don’t believe it’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors, do you?” laughed Graham.

Anna jumped back and watched in terror, as thousands of spiders who’d made the brolly their home, descended upon Graham.

#VSS365 Prompt: Jump


“She blurted out that I was crap in bed,” sighed Crane.

“Oh, that’s terrible,” replied Crow.

“I know,” sighed Crane. “How can she make that assessment in less than a minute?”

(#MicroPrompt, Prompt: Blurt, 172 characters)


“I’ve taken a job re-attaching lizards tails,” sighed Sparra.

“you must be pretty skint,” replied Crow, “to take a job in retail.”

(#VSS365, Prompt: Skint, 128 characters)

Drowning Ubuntu

“You could have shown a little ubuntu towards him,” remarked Crow.

“Nah, he’s a flat-earther,” sighed Sparra. “He’d walk to the edge of the earth to prove me wrong.”

“Well, if he doesn’t drown,” remarked Crow, “he’ll come around.”

(#VSS365 & #MicroPrompt, Prompts: Ubuntu & Drown, 228 characters)