Short story Friday: A Shaggy-Dog Story: Black And White, by Edmark M. Law

A story involving a reporter, a farmer, a black cow, and a white cow.

 
A SHAGGY-DOG STORY: BLACK AND WHITE

By Edmark M. Law

One day, a reporter went to a farm to conduct an interview with a farmer.

Reporter: Do you have some time for a quick interview?

Farmer: Yes.

Reporter: I wanna ask how you take care of your cows. For my first question: Where do you clean them?

Farmer: The white one or the black one?

Reporter: The white one.

Farmer: On the river.

Reporter: How about the black one?

Farmer: On the river too.

Reporter: Umm, okay… What type of food do you feed them?

Farmer: The white one or the black one?

Reporter: The white one.

Farmer: Grass.

Reporter: The black one?

Farmer: Also grass.

Reporter: (Slightly annoyed) Where do they sleep?

Farmer: The white one or the black one?

Reporter: (Annoyed) The white one.

Farmer: Inside the barn.

Reporter: The black one?!

Farmer: Also inside the barn.

Reporter: Now, wait a minute! Why did you keep asking me which cow I was referring to when you just give the same answer?!

Farmer: Oh, about that… It’s because the white cow is mine.

Reporter: Oh, I see. How about the black one?

Farmer: Mine as well.

***

Edmark M. Law is a freelance writer. Check out his website Learn Fun Facts to learn some curious facts on science, history, language, art, literature, mathematics and anything in between. For instance, did you know that there are only five countries with a one-syllable English name?

  
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