Sheep Walks into a Diner (two)

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Sheep Walks into a Diner (again)

A play for three characters: Squirrel, Sheep, Waitress

(100 words of dialogue)

Setting: A diner.

Squirrel: Two sheeps?

Sheep: Two sleeps, not sheeps. Anyway the plural is sheep.

Squirrel: I know that.

Sheep: And you thought I didn’t? Shh! It’s that waitress again, the one who looks at us funny.

Waitress: What can I get you?

Squirrel: The nut-burger please.

Sheep: Is the mango smoothie vegan?

Waitress: Sure.

Sheep: Anyway this article said two periods of sleep, not one long one, used to be much more common and even today some folks are probably programmed for more than one sleep.

Squirrel: And?

Sheep: Well it all makes sense, only I’m programmed for…

Squirrel: Four or five sleeps.

Sheep: There speaks the guy who dozes away half the winter.

Miranda Lewis (2017)

It’s been a while, but here we are back at Friday Fiction, hosted by the writer, diplomat, cat-herder and generally delightful purple-clad Rochelle.

And it would seem (possibly to some bemusement) we are back in the diner with my good friends Sheep and Squirrel. To those of you not acquainted they are just your average inter-species couple trying to get along in a world that is not always kind.

Thanks to all who visit and most especially those who stay to comment. For more stories try here. Thanks to Dale Rogerson for the photo. (Please do not use the photo for any other purpose than an entry to Friday Fiction.)

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22 thoughts on “Sheep Walks into a Diner (two)

    • Thanks you! Sheep and Squirrel visited first in a dream and used to have long philosophical discussions abut education. Nowadays they’ve chilled a bit and just sit in a diner and bicker affectionately!
      The sleep thing is so interesting – lots of evidence from the past (diaries, prayers) suggests sleep patterns were a bit different, especially in the long dark winters before electric light. Ripe picking for the fiction writer I’d say! A lot could happen in the night. Then there are lots of other effects, eg hours of sleep generally decrease and also sleep becomes more broken with age.

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      • I love those characters that visit in dreams and then stick with me. I agree that the sleep thing is interesting. When it’s dark for so long in the winter, you can’t possibly sleep from dusk to dawn, so what do you do? Well, make more babies, for one thing, lol…

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