Biting wit


“Don’t bite me!”

“Ba ba looloolee.”





“And don’t bite the dog, either!”


Clatter of claws as the dog takes off for another part of the house.

“Sure. Chew on the coffee table. It’s a distressed piece already, so who minds a few teeth marks? I really, truly don’t mind that. Oh, so as soon as I don’t react, you are going to head for something else?”


“Play the piano. That sounds like a good idea. As long as you are making noise, I know what you are doing. I can work in the kitchen for a few minutes.”

After three minutes, silence falls.




“No! Not the catbox.”




For the Scriptic prompt exchange this week, Jester Queen gave me this prompt: Before you bite me, there’s something you should know.

I gave Grace O’Malley this prompt: It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.’ – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

2 thoughts on “Biting wit

  1. Yes!!! The context was EXACTLY the one I envisioned. My five year old is STILL a biter. He was losing it the other day, and I could see him coming. I was trying to wrestle my arm out of his mouth saying, “Before you bite me, there’s something you should know… I just sprayed bug stuff.” He bit me anyway. But the “yuck” face was PRICELESS.

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