What Now?

So there I was, eating me cornflakes enjoying a lovely cool breeze, and I allowed my mind to wander. Dangerous stuff that, when eating your cornflakes.

I munched and crunched, and with each bite I could hear footsteps across a gravelled courtyard. “Halt!” A voice shouted as I swallowed.  I took another mouthful, and heard the footsteps start once again.

“HALT I SAID!” bellowed the voice. I started to wonder if the voice was telling me to halt eating, or the imaginary footsteps, whoever they belonged to, to stop marching.

I brought myself back to my senses, and continued eating anyway. Through the open window, I could hear the gaggle of geese fly away into the distance, honking and chattering as they did so.

Maybe Goose Leader wanted some of my cornflakes and was commanding his gaggle to stop and try and get some. Its funny, isn’t it, the things you hear when you aren’t truly listening?

6 responses to “What Now?”

  1. jenanita01 avatar

    Hearing an actual voice must be so disconcerting, bad enough when they’re in your head…

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    1. Tom avatar

      One could argue if the voice was or wasn’t in my head.
      Me? I’m undecided! 😉

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  2. prenin avatar

    Sometimes I can hear my neighbour’s conversations as I try to sleep – good job I’ve learned to ignore them!

    Have a good one Tom!!! 🙂 ❤

    Blessed Be!!! 🙂 ❤


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    1. Tom avatar

      Eek! Neighbours’ conversations.
      Thanks, Prenin.


  3. Diane Henders avatar

    Crunching cornflakes, crunching footsteps… hmmmm… 😉

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    1. Tom avatar

      My mind crunches as my mouth munches, Diane…

      Liked by 1 person

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