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"As she looked up at the dresser, she wondered if he had left any money on it."wv: derdlex. Okay,I get the "lex," I mean, sure, words and all, but why is is calling me a 'derd'?
Without completing the story, my plot has to to with a women midget who is staying at a rustic resort. She doesn't mind that the doorknob is always at eye level. That can't be helped because after all you can't build an entire house in miniature scale. But for God's sake, why can't they at least take her short situation into consideration and put the mirror at eye level too.She also suspects that the circus tent theme in the room that she has been assigned has some subliminal derogatory implications with circuses.As a result of these shortcomings (yuk yuk) our midget heroine, kills the innkeeper. No one suspects her because of her diminutive stature and this encourages her to embark on a very successful career of crime and mayhem 2 1/2 minutes.
ahem I meant derogatory to circus midgets. Thats what happens when you rush.
When Suzy saw the vase of tulips on the sideboard, so beautifully reflected in the mirror, she wondered if she had been too hasty in knocking her boyfriend out with a frozen salmon for forgetting her birthday, even though she had had the date circled, with little arrows and a heart, on his calendar for months.Then she saw on the card that the flowers were from her mother, so she got a can of cream of mushroom soup and hit him again.
There once was a popular blogger that went to Cincinnati.. except her readers did not know this.She posted pictures from where she was while still very mysterious. One picture had a mouse trap... little did we know ;)
Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I look around and realize I don't know where I am but I have seen this room before. I may have been in this room before. America is a big country but even so there is no way it has another room anywhere with this same combination of paneling and color.
It was getting obvious, she thought. They'll find out any moment.But the simple fact was that she didn't want to be with the others any more.Still, she didn't exactly want them to know it.On the other hand, it was going to come out soon anyway, but why not now?Maybe I can just vanish suddenly, she thought. I'll slip out and who cares what they say about me after that.If I could just reach the door, maybe I could get it open somehow.....
5 minutes, eh? That's not going to be easy. I suppose I'll have to really concentrate and that I'll still come up with some sort of "Once upon a time" crap. Here foes nothing.
FIRST TIME COMMENTERAnd suddenly, it hit him. The white door knob, the carved wood dresser, the mason jar.“Could I really have overlooked this?” he muttered to himself.Struggling, he reached out and opened the top left drawer. What he saw next made him stumble. He steadied himself on the dresser.“You just couldn’t stop looking could you?” A voice echoed down the long hall, adorned by blue and white wooden pickets.“You should have left it be back at the diner.”“Ann?” He spoke in utter confusion.“But...how..I thought”“For a eye doctor, you sure are blind.” She said, cutting him off.“And now, an eye for an eye, as they say.”“Ann, don’t” But the pistol shot drowned out his plea.“No, no, no.” Said Ann.“The red just RUINS this color scheme.”
It was raining outside.Bob Vila was late as usual.. we went ahead setting up the cameras when he showed up telling us there wasn't going to be any taping that day.. his granny had died.We told him we didn't need him for the demo part.. he told us to save some for him.this story should be longer but I cant think of anything else along the Bob Vila line.. it started as a joke.
My view was interesting. At first I thought I was in a garden. Flowers stand out, even when you don't know where you are. I wasn't sure I'd fallen I just knew I was on the ground. After a minute or two of being aware I saw the dresser and knew where I was. Her floor was hard under my back, I must've missed the throw rug by an inch or two.Not sure why she hit me, or what that sound was afterwards, but I don't think she's here anymore. Probably gone back to the office, but then why the suitcase? Better not to worry about it. Gonna get some sleep, once I figure out what's all wet under my....
I posted that without even re-reading it. Kept it no longer than 5 minutes to the second. Now I'll go see what it says.
Honest Abe slept here.
If I were the town drunk, and frequently woke up in unfamiliar dwellings, such as this, I would think "shit, this place ain't half bad!".
She awoke and saw the tulips. "How can it be?" she thought. "He is the only one who ever brought me tulips."She drifted back to her youth, remembering the day he had asked her to marry him, there, in the meadow behind the barn, and then the day when he left for the war. She remembered the day when he returned home, alive. And his excitement at showing her his acrobatic tricks as he flew the biplane over the same meadow where he had proposed.And the day when he had crashed that plane into the meadow as she and their two daughters watched.She had remarried, had two more children, had a dozen grandchildren, had had a happy life, but he was always her one true love.He was the one who brought her tulips.She opened his eyes and saw him before her, handsome, young. "Come," he said. "It is time."
I lay in bed as the strange sensations caused by the magic morels we had consumed coursed through my veins. I stare at the tulips that he had brought me along with the collected works of Walt Whitman and the small jar of scented KY that sits on top of the dresser.How did I end up here?Why did my life take this turn? I was so happy with my life of terrorizing pimply undergraduates and accepting the accolades of lonely middle aged men with my photos of misshapen flower and urinating dogs.I am hungry.I have appetites that need to be satiated.What happens next?
is there a comma missing after the word speed?
Those are really good. Sort of similar in some strange ways for such an unemotional and frankly boring picture.Maybe that's why most everyone went with the internal dialogue?
True story, actually.So it doesn't count.
"Yikes," Grizzy said. "I thought that f****r was OCD, but this is ridiculous. Look at those stripes.""Yeah," Parker replied, "It's groovy.""Parker, man, do you see any cobwebs? Look at that polish. Let's get the hell out of here."And Grizzy and Parker scurried on their sixteen legs past the tulips and back to the barn.
She walked into the room with the tulips and took a long look at herself in the mirror. Slowly, her gaze dropped to the razor held in her right hand, and a feeling of disgust spread through her body. "No," she thought to herself, "I simply cannot bring myself to shave. Sorry, pedophiles."Peter
This seems to be like "Speed Dating" only much less fun.I'll pass.
Janis Gore flagged the diesel down with her dirty red bandanna. She sang every song that driver knew. They were getting along so well.So they stopped at a little bed and breakfast in the wee small hours of the morning. They made wild crazy love till the tulips wilted on the dresser from the steam. She slipped a pill into the glass of water on the night stand.When he was well and truly out, she took a pillow and held it over his head until he stopped breathing. That would be end of his carbon foot print.The polar bears will live.
It was a bright and sunny morning ...WV aesticaThis exercise. Those tuplips.
Errr ... that's tulips. But I kinda like tuplips better.
Hmmmm... this is one way to flush out Titus. Like looking for Waldo. Trooper's 1st edition style seems a close match. Almost but not quite as fabulous.
So this is part of the life of a man worth a !,000 mile drive. Everything seems formally rustic. Now, if we can agree on the tractor issues and the ball caps he wears in public, then our internet love could blossom as the tulips do. He had better appreciate a 1,000 mile ride in an Audi TT and offer to rub my knees and lower back. He is intelligent in many areas...I have some Big Plans to Make!
American Power tracked-back with, 'Irvine Ralphs Beehive'.
MamaM was the real head of the family. She stared balefully down the table at the skanky prostitution whore who had brought that disgusting book to the family table.“Let me tell you one thing about my family. We are as thick as thieves. You can’t get between us. You can never win.”Danielle’s plastic surgery Chinese eyes glinted in the candle light. “You say that now but let me tell you something MamaM…..”But her witty reply was interrupted when Theresa turned over the table. “It must be true…where there’s smoke there’s fire….let me at her….BITCH…..PROSTITUTION WHORE!!!!”Chaos. Shouting. Melee. Debris.Who will pay the check? They were forced to leave. The couple sharing a hamburger and a small glass of wine had complained to the manager. They didn’t want to lose their business.You see this isn't New Jersey. Things are different in Madison Wisconsin.
"Barak!""Yes, hon?""This, this room!""What about it, hon?""I agreed to be your beard. I agreed to put up with your limp wristed ways and 'friends.' And I agreed to stifle during the campaign.""I'm sorry, hon, I still don't get what you're driving at.""In exchange, Barak, in exchange?""Please, hon, it's been a long day of lies.""First class, Barak. First class!""First class, hon?""Crystal chandeliers. Looey Qatorze. Plush carpets. Boatloads of roses...Not this crap!!""Crap, hon? I don't......""NO MORE MIDDLE CLASS HOLIDAYS!!!"
Damn. That should be: "NO MORE MIDDLE CLASS VACATIONS!!!"
I think the rule of thumb is that cut flowers are only supposed to be one and a half times as high as the vase.(Sorry, I just don't write fiction.)
Ishmael looked up from the floor and his first gaze met the tulips reflected in the mirror. Whoever the girl had been, she'd taken him as well as a man could be. His pants, included. Well, she was obviously afraid of pursuit, but, then, anyone who had heard of his near death in the South Seas, the loss of all hands, the sight of the ship battered to bits would not want the only man left, a man so very hard to kill, after them, either.Searching the place, all there was to wear was a woman's apron. Without hesitation, he wrapped it around him and set out down Bleeker Street after her. It wasn't just the pocketbook and his gold watch, the only thing of his to survive the ship sinking. She'd promised something good to eat and some brandy and, on that she delivered, but the "treat" she offered...By damn, he'd get that, too.
Are those pinstripes on the wall mother?.. You know what they mean. I would soon as sleep in a park.Don't make a fuss son, its only for one night.. Its bad luck mother.. I see pinstripes everywhere.Mother, Did you know the Yankees have only won when there was a democrat in the White House? Obama's given them another 3 chances... I hope you are happy having voted for him.
I left the door ajar and went directly to the sideboard where I had left my half made drink. It had the good ice from the old trays and the ice cracked when I poured in the gin. I looked across to the chest with the tulips and the lights reflected in the mirror flickered as the air conditioners came full on and I took a long pull of the gin and added more and then some tonic and the ice popped again. I waited five minutes and when she didn't come I finished my drink and crossed the room. I put the empty glass down on the chest in the same white ring I had made the last time I went through this with her. I pushed the door closed.
Sunlight streamed through the window of our little room in the bed and breakfast. I looked up at the fresh tulips in the Mason jar on the dresser. It's amazing that the water they were in wasn't frozen, it was so damn cold. The air in the room smelled like fresh linen, accented with a whiff of cow shit. Ah, Vermont.I held my bride closer, felt her fluffy skin with my rough hands. "Good morning sweetheart.""Morning," she said.=====I don't write fast. :)
So there I was. Badly hung over. Looking for the elephant that slept on my chest and the lion that shit in my mouth.My head felt like some one was pounding a base drum inside. It hurt to open my eyes. When I finally got through the pain I saw the tulips.I knew something was very wrong. I scanned around. This is not my bedroom.As I tried to move, I realized there was someone else in the bed with me. She lay there breathing quietly...To be continued.
I met him after the game and went with him to his room at the boutique hotel outside of town. He didn't want anyone to know he was with me. But I was content.I stared at the tulips on the dresser as he sweated and grunted and rolled all over me. But nothing was happening. It was all so squalid and dirty.Finally I had to speak."Please Big Papi.....what is the problem...why can't you come through when you are in scoring position." He began to weep.
Yes, Trooper thought, he'd done well.The neutral vertical stripes had slimmed the room's dimensions and concealed flaws in the surface.The pudgy chest had been buffed to a shine, and the splashy tulips had drawn attention to the face in the mirror."You rock," he said. The room looked like a well-dressed woman.The photographers would arrive in half an hour.
Trooper shifts and fidgets fitfully in his chair. He hates it when Mama starts sending baleful glances down the table. If there's any finger to be pointed, he hopes it will be directed at someone else. Anyone other than him. He's got no idea how that disgusting book ended up under his bed. He doesn't need those pictures to entertain himself. Not with a mind as full to the brim as his, crowning with all kinds of ideas. He knows how to entertain himself for hours and no one, not even Mama, has a clue as to what he's really doing. Chaos. Shouting. Melee. Debris.Just as the baleful eye is about to land on him, Theresa and Danielle draw it away with their fighting and drama. Trooper smiles a small secret smile. Someone has to pay the bill, and it won't be him. Not today. Mama shakes her head and sighs.
Big papi had missed his wife.. he had left her back home in the Dominican..While in that room with a woman other than his wife he felt he was not cheating.. the woman had grown up in NYC. Still he didn't want to wind up like Alex Rodriguez in the front page instead of the back page.
Big papi had missed his wife…… he had left her back home in the Dominican..While in that room with a woman other than his wife he felt he was not cheating…... the woman had grown up in NYC. Still he didn't want to wind up like Alex Rodriguez in the front page instead of the back page.After all the scandal would be too much for him to bear. If he is caught with the girl with something extra, his family would disown him. It would be terrible if he was on the back page for getting it through the back door.But he thought to himself…… it’s not that there’s anything wrong with that.Red Sox nation would be pleased.Perhaps he could finally get an endorsement.
Here's my plot.After the class:Speed dating . . . Fast food . . . .A quickie . . . .A nap (rapid eye movement)A fast getaway . . .
"A vase of flowers," I thought. "Helluva thing for a dying man to stare at in his last five minutes on earth."
Even naps are frantic nowadays. Discuss.And who's Big Papi?
How did I know before I saw a picture that Susan Bullock's adopted kid was a schvartze? It's the zeitgeist, stupid.
While the dreadful song "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" played on the nightstand clock radio.. I read the instructions on the box..I should have known what to do by hart by now, but the idea of having Big Papi's baby made me want to go through everything deliberately as if in a ritual.
Credit where credit is due: Roberta Allen taught the short course that I took at NYU that summer. She calls it "micro fiction" and has published several (small) anthologies of her work in the genre.Regardless of what you think of the format, the technique is tremendously useful for getting your creative juices going.
Barefoot merlot. The best. Under 6 bucks a boite. You heard it here first.
BTW - Hamlet is playing on PBS..Picard is giving a speech.
While the dreadful song "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" played on the nightstand clock radio….. I read the instructions on the box.I should have known what to do by heart by now, but the idea of having Big Papi's baby made me want to go through everything deliberately as if in a ritual.I did not know that I was already filled with his child. When I sat on the toilet and strained I did not know that a baby would flop out. How could that be? I didn’t even know I was pregnant. I did not gain any weight. I could have been on that TV show.Plus there was no room, especially in the toilet. After all, that is where Big Papi kept his career.
@ricpicTrust us. It wasn't a MIDDLE CLASS VACATION.Wonder which suite they stayed in? Or is there a Presidential One which doesn't make the page?
The detective looked at the vase, noting that one of the tulips was bent, and that there were two yellow tulips mixed in with the purple ones. He frowned as he looked at the decor. "The interior decorator must have worked for the circus," he thought. But it was the woman's body on the floor which demanded his attention. She was smiling, still holding a digital camera in her hand. "Well, Ms. Althouse," the detective sighed, "I guess you died happy." Then he looked again at the pinstriped walls. "Although how in this place escapes me..."
She didn't know how long she'd be in that room. Only that the door was stuck and wouldn't open. Was it a settling of the house that made the jamb skew? Did the Spring humidity make the door swell? Either way, she knew that the door wouldn't open, and the knob was just too flimsy to pull with all her might.At least she had the flowers to look at. Maybe she'd be liberated from this prison before they wilted and died.(2 minutes)
Blue, white, and gray,Having a nice day.Mirror reflecting light, Having a nice night.Tulips in a jar,Reaching for a star.Dresser all in brown,Feeling kind of down.No sign of a mouse,Just homework from Althouse.
They say that everything that rises converges and that parallel lines never intersect. She sat in the room and waited for him. She did not know if they were mortal and entwined like flowers in a vase or like the parallel shades of gray that ran across the room in a pattern of infinite ennui. She sat by the door and ran the ridges of her finger against the fine, sharp blade of the knife. She was very patient.
"Just look at that door! It's older than dirt. It creeks to wake the dead! And it's the best room I could find in all of Deluth. When you come to town we'll have to get a motel.Thanks for the flowers, but it's not 'me', it's the maniac landlady. 'No visitors' is what she said! And if you think the door is bad, you ought to hear the stairs, especially after midnight. Even worse the place is haunted!"
the happy cockroach in the victorian houseby b cyou know it s a victorian houseby the funny porcelain doorknobsand the people are yuppiesby the period wallpaperclawfoot bathtubrepro hardwareold gaslightsrefinished 120 yearold furniture etcall of which tells you they ve cleanedup the pantry as best they couldbutnobodycould ever get an old pantry cleanand i bet it has a cooler in it tooyumall the stuff spilled down old coolersis great you can still make a greatmidnight snack on the goo stuckto the chicken wire on the bottomand a flour bin how about a flourbin they don t put those in soullessmodern houses no siree and i don'tbelieve in letting any of thoseyummy antique pie fixins stuck inthe cracks go to wasteo for the joys of a victorian housesome people would think that it s meant for a mouseas vermin they re pikers and easy to seebut nothing can tell you it s lived in like me
That's one of the pictures from your first days and nights with Meade, or very similar to them. I couldn't write a story to beat that.
` "Will you be needing anything else President Clinton?"
Cynthia hated hotel rooms. So much of her life had been spent travelling from one hotel to the next, city after city, state after state. No matter how beautifully management tried to dress the room, with tulips or towels of thick luxury, it was still soulless.She stretched into the emptiness beside her, and let out a soft groan as her muscles stretched into wakefulness. Swinging her feet to the floor, Cynthia sat and regarded her image in the mirror. Another day begun.
Sure, I like her on top. I can relax and think to myself like this, but these Cincinnatti women are screamers and I feel some bruises developing. Last night the gymnast was amazing and knocked down that mirror with her enthusiasm. God, please let that happen right now. I can use the moment to reposition those parts not already abused beyond recovery and maybe even end this and get to my Vicodin before South Park comes on.
Cat sat outside the locked bathroom door while inside mistress absolved herself with her daily ablutions. She was less interested in the ritual splashing behind the door than she was of the unexpected foliage that graced the bureau. "It must have a taste" she thought to herself absently, although inside, her secret inside, the thought was an active plan hatching. Cat knew she mustn't but she would.
I would think "shit, this place ain't half bad!".
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