Sheep #1: It's time.
Sheep #2: It's really time.
Writer: Go away.
Sheep #3: Actually it's way past time.
Writer: Go far far away.
Sheep #1: (blares trumpet) Time to get to work! Time to press that nose to the grindstone!
Writer: That would leave a mark.
Sheep #2: We're not being literal.
Sheep #2: We know you've been on vacation. But remember "Time and the hour run through the roughest day".
Writer: Now you're quoting Shakespeare?
Sheep #1: Why not? We're learned.
Sheep #2: Don't judge us harshly just because we're sheep.
Sheep #3: We bite.
Writer: I thought you were meek.
Sheep #3: (snorts) Seriously?
Sheep #1: Remember "I wasted time and now doth time waste me".
Sheep #2: Richard II.
Sheep #3: Act 5, scene 5.
Writer: (quietly) Wow.
Sheep #1: Just get to work.
Sheep #2: We'll keep quoting all day if you don't.
Writer: Fine. "Courage and comfort, all shall yet go well."
Sheep #1: Hey.
Writer: You're not the only ones who went to school.
A special thank you goes out to Christine Hammar for telling me she loves my sheep pieces and reminding me she hadn't read one in a long time.
Who doesn't love sheep quoting Shakespeare? :-)ReplyDelete
Yea for Christine! I love your sheep pieces, too. I especially loved this line:ReplyDelete
"Sheep #3: We bite."
Elspeth - Welcome back! I've missed you! And I love your sheep - really, really love 'em. Especially because they bite and they know Shakespeare. What more do you want in a domesticated animal? ;-). Your sheep are right about that ol' grindstone, too. Who knew those peaceful-looking wooly critters you see on the hills had so much depth to them...ReplyDelete
Welcome back, and with sheep, too!ReplyDelete
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery
Sarah; I'm glad YOU do!ReplyDelete
Carol; I'm glad you liked the line. It's funny 'cause it's true.
Margot; Thanks for the welcome back! The lesson here is never underestimate sheep. Look for them in your classroom.
Terry; Thanks for the welcome back!
Missed the sheep! Smart little buggers, they are.ReplyDelete
What's not to love ;o)
Elisa; Talking like Yoda, you are. Fun, this is, to type. Stopping I am now, before going on too long. Oh. Too late have I realized this.ReplyDelete
Mary; Ah, thanks!
Welcome back. :)
omigod but I love your sheep. Your sheep and Helen's mermaid stories are my fave things...ReplyDelete
I wonder what would happen if they met? In a Friday Challenge? Would be a kind of Haruki Murakami type book. Hey - he did write one called 'Wild Sheep Chase'. Maybe the baa baas would like that one.
Elspeth, Elspeth! How I love thee and thy sheep! Thanks! You made my day :).ReplyDelete