The Wager

The passerby tossed a five dollar bill into the bowl in front of the two accordion players. He then walked toward them, stopped, and said, “Excuse me, but I have to ask. Why are you wearing those horse heads over your heads?”

The guy on the left, wearing the white horse’s head said, “It’s because of a wager we made.”

“Oh,” the man said. “I see. Too bad you lost the bet.”

“We didn’t lose,” the guy on the right, wearing the brown horse’s head said. “We won.”

“You won?” The man said, surprised. “What would have happened if you lost?”

The guy on the left sighed and said, “You’d be talking to a couple of accordion-playing horse’s asses.”

Written for Christine Bialczak’s Simply 6 Minutes prompt. Photo credit: Dominik Vanyi @

22 thoughts on “The Wager

  1. Deepti_Singh87 November 9, 2022 / 2:18 pm

    They were to suffer either ways.

    I think – being alive is also a privilege, right.

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    • donmatthewspoetry November 9, 2022 / 2:58 pm

      So right. We take to much for granted……..

      I got a right to this. So there……

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  2. Ron. November 9, 2022 / 2:20 pm

    Quite a good tail-less tale!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 9, 2022 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks, Ron.


  3. donmatthewspoetry November 9, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    You are on the right…….

    Don’t think that horse head will hide your shaved head…..

    And the red accordion you borrowed from the waltz band lady, Dead giveaway…….

    You don’t remember?……..

    Too many champagnes?…….

    That’s why I couldn’t see you clapping………

    FCS Daily Music Video – ‘ C (unknown band)

    A. He’s mad

    B,. No, just different

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    • Fandango November 9, 2022 / 11:48 pm

      Thanks, Marilyn.


  4. Nope, Not Pam November 10, 2022 / 1:53 am

    😂. Love it

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 13, 2022 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks, David.


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