In Communicado



“TELEPHONE n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary


The photography prompt list,

for its next challenge,


A Picture of Your Phone

I’m beginning to suspect,

this list of,

being a nuisance caller,

whose calls I keep answering.


“PICTURE, n. A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary



I accidentally pressed call while deleting,

the messages from one of those sales companies,

which your phone company,

gladly provides with your number,

without your approval (it’s in the small print)

so that you can be pestered,

wherever you go,

at whatever hour,

and now I shall be charged,

for my error.


“INVENTOR, n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary