PERFECTION IN ACTION // Gendered Fight

“You misunderstand.” The blue butterfly took another sip of nectar. “You’re clearly out of the loop!”

“Sure, ‘mansplain’ it to me then.” The butch lesbian stag beetle rolled her eyes. “You cis male types always know better.”

“Your so-called ‘self-sufficiency’ is just for lack of a real man in your life.” The blue butterfly hiccupped, wiggling his antennae in a faintly imposing manner. Nectar dripped onto the bar counter.

Later that day, the butch lesbian stag beetle’s friends asked about the blue butterfly lying beneath the bar counter in a pool of vomit.

“Oh,” she said. “That’s called ‘self-sufficiency’. Apparently.”

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2020

RIDDLE ME THIS // Six Word Story #83

Dear Reader, we had fun watching you try to answer our last riddle! (Our congratulations to Crosslife Spaces for correctly guessing ‘sky’!) Now, can you guess the answer to this last one?

1265542358_ornamentHarvested by night, eaten by day.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2020

RIDDLE ME THIS // Six Word Story #82

Dear Reader, did you guess the answer to the riddle in our previous post? (Our congratulations to Monika Bharti and shwetalakhera for correctly guessing ‘desire’!) Go on. See if you can guess this next one…

1265542358_ornamentIt’s all the colours… and none.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2020

RIDDLE ME THIS // Six Word Story #81

Dear Reader, the solution to the riddle in our previous post was ‘throat’. (Our congratulations to Jaya Avendel for getting it right!) Can you guess this next one?

1265542358_ornamentBurns without fire, extinguishes without water.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2020

RIDDLE ME THIS // Six Word Story #80

We had a conversation, and like so many of our conversations it took an unexpected detour. And so we ended up travelling along a byroad of riddles we both knew from childhood. This then led us to devise some riddles of our own, with the added rule that they must be six words each—no more, no less. See if you, Dear Reader, can guess the answers!

PS: It was quite tricky to come up with these by the way!

1265542358_ornamentDry when wet, soaked when parched.

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2020