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Friday, May 16, 2014

Since You’ve Been Gone

 I am looking very carefully through the tall grass. The path goes from the garage to the well, and the key is gold. If I don’t find the key, I will have to ask the neighbor to saw the bolt. The bolt is expensive, and the neighbor has an unappealing gleam in his eye. I have not replaced the stolen chainsaw, which is not the proper saw for cutting bolts in any case. I may as well look for the washer that fell off the hose, a small, black rubber ring. Meanwhile, I just missed stepping in wild boar dung.

  
“If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.”
-Sears, Roebuck, and Co., Consumer's Guide, 1897
 Quote given for the weekend 100-word at Light and Shade Challenge

20 comments:

  1. Stepping in that big pile of dung would just be the icing on the cake! HA HA HA Great take on the prompt! ♥

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    1. Yup, all that was missing! Thank you, Kathy!

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  2. Great story Kymm. You left me with a lot of questions I can invent answers for.

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  3. Oh, good : ) Thank you, Thom!

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  4. Perhaps the boar swallowed the key, and it now lies in the pile of dung? (Motto: Leave no turd unturned.) :-) Enjoyed this!

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    1. Love that reply, and glad you emjoyed it! Thank you, Li!

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  5. I like the flow of this, it's almost like a folk song!

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    1. Glad you think so. Thanks, Sonia!

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  7. This has a very folkloric quality and hints at lots of untold story - wonderful.

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    1. Glad you read it that way, TM. Thank you!

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  8. I was intrigued by the neighbour and the whole story of how the person in the story got to that place. I love your take on the quote. Lyssa M x

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    1. Happy to hear it. Thanks for thelove, Lyssa!

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  9. The key, the key—it's under the dung; placed there by the neighbor as retribution for the whole chainsaw thing.

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    1. Hahaha. Way to play flash tag! Love it. Thanks for the visit, near-homie.

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  10. See! I knew we'd see each other again. This is an interesting tale begun here. So many questions, so many ways to go..

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    1. Hey, Renee, thanks! Glad you found so many possibilities : )

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