Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

Morning Bird

“Beggars can’t be choosers,” Ryan pontificated.

“We’re all beggars. We all depend on a handout, on something going right once in a great while.”

“Not all of us. Some of us can choose.”

“You know you’re a beggar just like I am.”

“Nope. I can choose.”

“What can you choose?”

“I can choose to sit right here.”

That’s when they saw Hawkins, a policeman, approach.

“I wonder what he wants?”

“You know what he wants.”

Hawkins stopped. “OK, guys, it’s 10 o’clock. Time for both of you to go to the shelter.”

“I get top bunk.”

“No, you don’t.”

Linked to Carrot Ranch with the constraint for this week's 99-word stories to be to use the phrase "beggars can't be choosers".
Lizards and Shadows

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

18 thoughts on “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers”

  1. Enjoyed the story and the lizards. Hoping for a future post about lizards, with a combination of several pictures you have been taking of late.

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    1. I have been running into a lot of lizards lately. They seem like a good theme for a story or poem. They are very much aware that I am watching them. Thank you, Danik!


  2. I’d like to see those lizards on their bunks!
    You have a way of speaking about serious things with humor that really gets the point across. This one definitely has thoughtful smiles. (K)

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  3. Beggars For
    BreatH it’s Life
    No one DoeS it on
    THeir Own Thank God..
    iMagine having to Create
    Ourself truly All the Way.. hehe..
    Life is
    tHeRE is
    Proof Enough
    oF iT For Those
    Who TRuly BreaTHE NoW..:)

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