There IS No Wall

photo taken May 14, 2007 • title thanks to Karen

You all never cease to wow me.  Entries were so good, I couldn’t choose.  So I let Charlie pick the winner.

Below is a list of the ten finalists, posted in the order they came in.  Below that is a video of Charlie picking the winner, which I think you all will enjoy.  Congrats Karen!  Great line, and Charlie certainly does live outside the matrix.

Someone Put Baby In The Corner
I Chink, Therefore I Am.
My Space
Naught. E.  Coyote
There IS No Wall
Red Headed Wood Checker
If you look REALLY close it looks like the Virgin Mary.
Reading Between The Pines
Reflection, No Mirror
Logging His Thoughts

Charlie Picks A Winner! from daily coyote on Vimeo.

• • • I don’t have any idea what’s going on here, and I was there.  So tell me the story you see, and leave your caption, title, or thought-bubble dialogue in the comment section of this post.  The quirkiest, cleverest entry will win a Wyoming care package, containing a number of goodies including an authentic Native American arrowhead that was half made, then discarded.  Mike found it last week and finished the other side.  It’s of gorgeous linen-colored stone, two-toned as the original edges are weathered and the new edges are newly exposed rock, and measures 2.5 inches long.  Now, entertain me!

430 Responses to “There IS No Wall”

  1. Amy Says:

    “I stand here by the Western Wall”

    (That’s the first line from the Rosanne Cash song, “Western Wall”). For this picture, I also like these lyrics:

    “It ain’t much but it might be home.
    If I ever loved a place at all,
    It’s the Western Wall.”

  2. carolh Says:

    A bit of bathroom wall humor came to mind

    Here I sit broken hearted
    Came to poop and only farted

  3. Steve Says:

    A Bodhidarma moment

  4. Steven Swanson Says:

    Private time

  5. Lindsay Says:

    “Stuck between a pine and a soft place…”

    “It was Eli mom, not me!”

    “The perfect pout of a pup.”

    “Pouting Pup”

  6. Hans-J Says:





  7. Becky Says:


  8. Derrick Says:


  9. Kevin Says:

    It looks like a scene from The Blair Witch Project

  10. Wendi Says:

    Now I lay me down to sleep…….

  11. Janie Says:

    During the winter of his puphood, the coyote often dreamed of a career in home inspection. Pondering the durability of log cabin mortar, the coyote decided it was likely delicious.

  12. Roxanne Says:

    I just saw this, so cute. I’m sure this is already here, but it reminds me of a toddler in “Time out”

  13. Tori Says:

    “There is no wall…”

  14. Judy Says:

    Listening to the Wild

    Intuiting What is Out There

  15. Theresa Szpila Says:

    Coyote waits…and waits…and waits….

  16. Julie Says:

    Warm my home, warm my heart

  17. Juliene Says:

    “I see dead people..”

  18. me again Says:

    puppy prayers

  19. Kelly Says:

    Looks like Charlie needed some “me” time =)

    I’m probably too late for the contest, but my first thought was “Staring Contest”, like he’s trying to stare down the wall in an epic showdown of Coyote vs. Cement.

  20. Carolyn Croll Says:

    “Gonna huff and puff and blow this thing down! Just like it says in the book.”

  21. Kat Says:

    Time out!

  22. Susan Says:

    Hope I’m not too late:


  23. Jo Says:

    Wall’eyed tyke !

  24. Suzette Says:


    Love the video of Charlie picking the winner! Very decisive choice!

  25. Roxanne Says:

    I really do bow in awe to y’all!
    SO clever…all of you!
    This is so much fun! Thanks Shreve…Charlie.

  26. Devin Says:

    Love the video, Chloe had a nibble at 8, I see!

  27. Pete Yandell Says:

    Quick, Charlie! What’s the cube root of 125?

  28. MsB Says:

    To live, to run free, and NOT have to be tied to a post (cash register) at Wal-Mart

  29. Heather Says:

    Oh oh… I think I’ve never been this far before….

  30. Torchy Says:

    This is my absolute all time favorite of Charlie. The qualities of baby-ness, softness, and the gone away look boys have, and the remote & wild inherent in Charlie. Plus, I think Shreve’s original title of this was “Little Weirdo”

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