The Saddest Thing I Ever Heard

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 25  I heard a song on the radio during the week and I thought the lyrics would make an interesting prompt for WoW. So, write the words “The saddest thing I ever heard” on your page, set your timer for 5 minutes and write the first words that come into your head based on the given prompt.

It was the saddest thing I ever heard.  The two chipmunks were chattering away.  “Did you see the size of that van?” 

“Yes!  It came out of nowhere!”

“It carreened around the corner, kids flaily out the windows, screaming in the summer air!” The first chipmunk responded.

“Before he knew what was happening…. It was all over so fast!” The second chipmunk wailed into his little hankie. 

“I told him.  I told Jerry not to pick nuts on the other side of the street.  I’ve seen that crazy lady, all those kids, that big van flying down the road before.  Are you kidding me?  I’ll never cross this road.  No way sir!”

“But, but, but… But Jerry was just too young to die!” The second one wailed some more. 

“Poor Jerry, he never stood a chance, not against that van driving momma.” Replied the first chipmunk.  “That just goes to show you, the nuts aren’t always crunchier on the other side of the road.”


This was inspired by certain events that transpired today.  Whether I was the one overhearing the chatter of the chipmunks or the momma driving the van I will leave for you to ponder.  I decided on a humorous take, as I was in no mood for anything sad today.  Thanks for reading!

Please take some time to check out other Write On Wednesday stories. 


7 thoughts on “The Saddest Thing I Ever Heard

  1. That was a great piece, and I am glad you went for something a touch less sad, because reading a bunch of heartbreaking posts isn't very nice. I did enjoy yours, but it also made me sad because this happens so much.

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    Now that is a story i can relate to! Very cool twist of irony! U should do this more often! Share your writings i mean(not eavesdropping on chipmunks!) Funny…i know of a gal that this story really reminded me of…error…oh well….loved it!

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