“We should never have left the gold standard.”
King Midas* #quote
Went out to dinner with my Grandma for her birthday. It was a wondertastic time. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Dilemma
The itsy-bitsy spider was a tale as old as lullaby time. However an itsy-bitsy spider by the name of Ronald Webspinner did exist and he did face that dilemma. He did want to climb up a water spout for a better place to make his web but whenever he felt he had a chance the rain came and washed him straight out. Then he was forced to replace the web he already had in the subpar location at the bottom of the water spout. He needed to get through the spout. But how.
Eventually a miracle happened. The humans in the house brought home a strange box. And if he looked right, even from the ground Ronald could get a look at what was on the box. It showed images. It changed colors like a chameleon! And it gave messages to those that looked at it. But the itsy-bitsy spider only cared about one message that he eventually figured out the special box foretold. Every morning the humans woke the box up and it would tell what the weather would be. Not always accurate, but close enough that now Ronald Webspinner could now make his trip up the water spout less of a gamble and more of just a trip with a light chance of rain.
And fortune was in Mr. Webspinner's favor. The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout, and the rain didn't come and wash him out.