Daily Prompt: Is it safe?

Garden Ornament 16.07.2017

The problem being tall is that you always stand out in the crowd. I was the tallest in the class at school, so you are never hidden. I remember as a teenager at a dance. A guy asks you if you would like to dance. You really do not want to be impolite and cause him disappointment, so you stand up, smile and say “yes”. It would have been better to have said no, because he gets quite embarrased when he realises that standing, his head only reaches your shoulders.

It has its advantages when you are shopping. You can always reach the food on the top shelf. You have contact with other people.”

“Excuse me, can you give me that tin of tomatoes on the top shelf.”

“Of course.”

One of the avantages of being taller than the rest.

Since the buiders moved in to my appartent block, my garden people have gone into hiding.  The King Frog still keeps an eye on things, but Fred, the chieften, found a place in between some plants which have since grown and he is completely hidden.


“Hey, can I come out?”

“Hi Fred, there you are, you disappeared and I did not know where you had gone.”

“I have been here all the time, just hiding in the undergrowth, there are too many strange people walking around making noises with machines. My cousin Jo got minced in one of those machines once, and  he was never the same afterwards. He was changed into one of those metal coat hangers and now he just hangs around thinking of the good old days in the park.”

“Don’t worry Fred, you will not be minced, I will look after you. Just stay where you are. In a few months you will be back in the shelter of the cellar and next year will have your rightful place in the garden again.

“Then I do not have to organise an army to trample the builders and their weapons. I sent out the word and have 100 of my colleagues  ready to march and fight the invaders.”

“Just patience Fred, we do not want a siege of the Fred garden ornaments in the garden. If the others win they might transform you and your  tribe into garden shovels. Just stay hiding for a while, one day you will be released and can enjoy life again.”

Daily Prompt: Is it safe?

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Is it safe?

    • I think we all shrink with age except a few exceptions like me. I even have my stick on the highest level. Mr. Swiss was always smaller than me, but that was not diffiult – 2-3 cemtimeters. Actually he is also smaller than our two sons, who are also taller than me.


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