Drabble: His Neighbour, His Cousin, and Him

Genre: humour, irony


“Be careful of swimming butterflies and flying marbles,” their teacher liked to say.

Hie neighbour took his teacher’s words seriously, like he did everything else in life, and always kept an eye out for butterflies and marbles in even the most unusual places.

His cousin considered the words as just ramblings of a senile mind and lived life refusing to take their teacher’s favourite saying seriously.

As for himself, he acknowledged the advice, but otherwise didn’t change his lifestyle much.

He saw a few swimming butterflies and had a few close calls with flying marbles, but otherwise, he had a pretty normal life.

His cousin seemed to actively attract both the swimming butterflies and flying marbles. Not a day went by without him bumping into one or the other, often literally.

His neighbour, on the other hand, never caught even a glimpse of either despite actively looking for them.



This is something I wrote a while back. I wrote this piece because I wanted a story where there was a super ridiculous advice that was actually true.


Posted on March 8, 2017, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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