Six-word story version:
Cartwright realized he will never sail.
Expanded version — 12-word story:
Land bound, Cartwright accepted his destiny — never to sail the high seas.
The cart that couldn’t.
On the boardwalk with no sail,
Only treads for wear.
“Ya got a big mouth on ya is yer problem, Eddie. How many people ya ate? Ya gotta pace yerself or we’ll get caught. I gotta do somethin’.” Royal, Eddie’s best friend glares at his shack mate, who is moaning at every chew.
Eyelids half closed, Eddie is too preoccupied savoring the last of his ill-gotten meat. There’s nothing like a good summer barbecued shoulder. Granted, it took him a few hours to wrestle it out of his prey who outweighed him by 65 pounds, but he triumphed, making him especially proud of his latest kill.
“I just looove tourist season,” Eddie mumbles, trying to keep in food from spilling out of his mouth.
With pressed lips, Royal saunters off to get his leather sewing kit. As he approaches his friend from behind, he says, “Sorry, buddy; this is fer yer own good.” Royal takes a swing at the back of Eddie’s head with a big sock filled with heavy rubber balls.
With Eddie stunned, he quickly proceeds to sew his friend’s mouth. As he almost finishes, Eddie’s lids flutter open. Eyes looking panicked, Eddie grunts, “Mmmph . . .”
“Oops, I forgot to ask if ya had any last words,” Royal mumbles, feeling a little guilty as he locks the stitches.
Wailing for their men,
Weeping widows in a row
Sorrow, no solace.
Hard fought wars in vain;
History keeps repeating
Our eternal sigh.
Under light so bright
The madness of a full moon
Makes fools fall in love.
[There’s a lovely full moon tonight.]
Proudly she waves
Against clear skies and fields
Good ‘ole red, white, and blue
So much history in earning our liberty.
Happy 4th of July, America – Independence Day!
Solve a problem now?
Late afternoon humdinger
Just before closing.
5 ‘til 5 P.M.,
Weekend about to begin;
Leave it for Monday.
Why am I still here?
Should have left right after lunch;
I woke up too late.
It’s a long time coming to thank Suzanne of adventuresofsweetmonday for nominating me (back in March) for the Blue Sky Tag. Please visit her blog.
The rules for the Blue Sky tag are:
– Thank the person who nominates you
– Answer the 11 questions
– Tag 11 people
– Give them 11 questions to answer
As many of you know, I tend to change the rules. In this case, rather than nominating just 11 people, I encourage each of my readers to add their blog link, describe an awesome sky scene you witnessed (sunsets, thunderstorms, night scenes, beautiful beaches, UFOs – you name it) and note where you were when inspired. We’ll have us a real “Blue Sky” tag. My picture, by the way, was taken at Kecskemét in Hungary.
My answers to Suzanne’s 11 questions are written in red below.
- What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
- If you can go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Jerusalem
- If you had only $5 to spend for something special for the day, what would you buy? Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Almonds
- What is your favorite dessert? Tiramisu
- Coffee or tea? Tea
- What is your idea of a relaxing day? Doing whatever I want – read, eat, watch a movie, lounge
- Have you ever been to Disney Land? Yes
- What is your favorite season of the year? Summer
- What is your all-time favorite movie and why? It changes every time I see a better movie – no all-time for me
- What is your favorite Disney movie? Too many versions out there of different stories – PASS
- What is your favorite quote and why? “Do not be afraid.” This is written 356 times in the Bible. The message is clear to me that with God assuring us not to be afraid, then I can meet each day being fearless.