Smarter Than We Are

101CAC6E-B7DA-42DF-B60B-8D5AFFEEE4BF“What’s a six letter word meaning “heavenly bodies,” Edgar’s wife asked him.

“Bikini?” Edgar responded without looking up from the sports section he was reading.

“Ha ha,” Martha said sarcastically. “It figures that’s where your mind takes you. No, the word starts with the letter A,” she clarified, looking down at the crossword puzzle in front of her.

“Artsy?” Edgar offered.

“That has only five letters,” Martha responded.

“Siri, what’s a six letter word for heavenly bodies?” Edgar said to his iPhone.

“Planet,” Siri responded. Martha rolled her eyes.

“Siri, what’s a six letter word that starts with the letter A and means heavenly bodies?” Edgar asked.

“Astral,” Siri said.

“That’s it!” Martha shouted, filling in the squares on the puzzle with that word.

“Damn,” said Edgar. “Siri is smarter than we are.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “astral.”

5 thoughts on “Smarter Than We Are

  1. Sight11 February 24, 2018 / 8:50 am

    She is not smarter. She doesn’t age and cheats because she can always look at the data.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 24, 2018 / 9:40 am

    This is one of those times in which I wish there was more of you in this and less verbal play. It’s cute, but where are YOU?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango February 24, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Me? I’m hiding behind the verbal play!


  3. baddadcartoons101 February 24, 2018 / 9:58 am

    As Siri locked the doors, turned the gas to high and shut off the pilot light thinking , “soon no more idiots asking stupid questions, just peace and quiet!”

    Liked by 4 people

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