A Hedgehog Moving Furniture


by Peter Hajinian

Honey... Honey, are you awake?"

"Yes."

"Do you hear that? There it is again. Go take a peek and see what it is."

"I'm sure it's nothing."

"It could be an owl putting together an entertainment center.”

"What?"

"Or a squirrel setting up a microphone."

"..."

"Maybe it's a moose having a tea party. You should go check."

"I'm not going to check."

"But you’re closer."

"..."

"I got it. It's a moth watching an action movie."

"Go to sleep."

"Just check, it'll take two seconds."

"No."

"Well, then you can't tell me it's not something like a possum painting a portrait of an anteater in oils, can you?"

"Shhh! What was that?"

"BILL! DID YOU SAY YOU WANT ICE CREAM? WITH PIE??"

"Oh."

"So. What do you think it is?"

"Colleen doing her dishes."

"Still want me to check?"

"No."

...

"Wouldn't it be awesome, though, if it was a porcupine building a skyscraper?"




Peter Hajinian lives, works and writes in Minneapolis. You can read and enjoy more of his work at the kingzucchini.tumblr.com.