UNCIVIL RIGHTS

‘It doesn’t even need a scarecrow, it’s a wild flower border!’

He stormed out the door, to be confronted by the ridiculous face grinning at him, atop patterned dress and handbag.

He was all for equality, he was all for ending gender stereotyping, he was right behind the #metoo movement.

But her latest statement was too much. The other farmers and neighbours would be mocking him for years.

He’d refused to let her change the scarecrow he used in the fields. ‘Ol’ Harry’ had been guarding his crops for decades and had done just fine. So this was her response, right in front of their house.

Well, he was having none of it.

He bent down to pull it out of the ground.

Thunk! The handbag smacked off the back of his head. ‘What the…?’

‘Get out from under my dress, we have rights too.’

As he stood up, rubbing his head, the scarecrow swung round and the bag hit him on the face.

Bewildered he walked away. He had more important things to do than worry about this.

From the window, holding the remote control, Felicity chuckled. Wait until she got these pictures uploaded onto social media.


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Copyright Anurag Bakhshi

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.

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40 responses to “UNCIVIL RIGHTS”

  1. Great twist. Remote controlled scarecrow! May be next one will be satellite monitored. A good mix of anger and humour.

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    1. Sometimes you need to laugh a little

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  2. Hell hath no fury like a woman libbed!

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  3. That’s hysterical.

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  4. What a great story, loved it,

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  5. The lady does have rights. lol

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  6. I have to agree with the farmer on this one.

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    1. Careful, the scarecrow may visit….!

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  7. Loved this, Iain! Sort of similar to mine – once again!

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  8. As they say, “Paybacks are a bitch.”

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  9. Wonderful, Iain. I can hear her laughter.

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  10. Too funny! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. you’re welcome 🙂

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  11. THis is damn funny.. Loved the feminist scarecrow

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  12. Bwahahahahahahaha!

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    1. I knew you would enjoy this one 😉

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      1. I really did. Thank you!

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  13. This is hilarious Ian. The story had humour and an inherent message. You come up with wonderful tales each week and outdo yourself.

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    1. Thank you Meha, so kind 🙂

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  14. Poor guy, got his ass handed to him, and didn’t even realize it 🙂

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  15. Hahah – loved it Iain! Very well done indeed.

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    1. Thank you Dahlia 🙂

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  16. This is too funny Iain. I love how you give voice to equal right using the scarecrow. And your punch line is great. For a moment, I thought you were heading toward the Wizard of Oz.

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    1. Thanks Susan, glad it gave you a laugh 🙂

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  17. I must say he seems very calm for someone attacked with a handbag by a talking scarecrow! 🙂

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    1. Perhaps he’s used to being attacked by handbags 😉

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