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Re: The Bettermost Drabblefest: Please Join In!
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2007, 06:57:36 pm »
Cheers Scott .. here is the pic..  :)


                              Elegant,,,your work is elegant,,as always..

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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2007, 07:09:27 pm »

  ....  Before he knew it he saw the beautiful pair of red spiked heels as he opened his eyes....So the Devil really does wear Prada..

So clever and so funny!


This is based on a little poem I wrote a while back .. called:

Through a boy's eyes

So beautifully written and so hard to read - as really fine writing sometimes is.  And your artwork is unbelievable! 

Thank you, all.

Marie
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The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.    ~~~~~~~~~ Mark Twain

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Re: The Bettermost Drabblefest: Please Join In!
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2007, 07:50:39 pm »
This is based on a little poem I wrote a while back .. called:


Through a boy's eyes


He lay there all through the night
Lifeless and sagging in that little ditch.
Dried blood stuck to his many wounds
It was like a bad dream, a horrid sight ..

A little boy barely passed the age of nine
Stood there and took in the sight, the stench.
He felt his old man's hand grip his neck
His heart raced, as chills descended his spine.

That little boy grew up to be a young man
Yet some nights when he'd shut his eyes to sleep
He'd see that shell of a body decaying in the ditch
Abandoned and forgotten on that barren piece of land.

He didn't think he'd ever forget what his old man had said:
"Son, see the ol' fool lying there?  He was a disgustin' queer ..
Destined for hell fire .. his death is less painful than what awaits him .."
Ennis shuddered as he recalled the words, tears flowing quietly as he lay in bed ..



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Cheers Scott .. here is the pic..  :)


this beautiful poetry milli.  the pic is  a perfect match..

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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2007, 11:15:18 pm »
Cheers June, Janice, Marie and Dev.  :)


I'll have to find time tomorrow to go back to page one of this thread and read all the drabbles!
This is great!  :)


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Re: The Bettermost Drabblefest: Please Join In!
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2007, 08:38:49 am »
Such great drabbles, I am loving the variety and creativity that everyone is expressing!

For today, try these on for size:

  • kleenex
  • mystery
  • grocery store or grocery shopping

I have work until about 1 pm, so I won't be posting my contribution until the afternoon. Have fun!

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« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2007, 11:54:56 am »
Newspapers were smooth, that’s what everyone thought. This one was like sandpaper. Every word in the obituary bit into his fingertips. Nobody would ever understand what he felt. He was alone.

Randall crumpled the paper and threw it against the wall.

Oh, excellent!  A perfect drabble.

Midnight Mystery


Very touching - beautifully done.  I hope to read more of your writing!

Thanks, Marie
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« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2007, 07:32:44 pm »


     Ennis DelMar was going down from Brokeback.  He and Jack weren't

talking.  He had punched Jack.  They had been playin around as always.

Jack had accidentally busted his nose.  He tried to see if it was broken.

As jack was using his own shirt to wipe the blood.  Ennis had just slugged

him.  He was mystified, why had he done that?  He wasn't mad, zactly.

He was all mixed up..  He didnt know why he felt so dam bad.  He had

probly lost the only good friend he ever had.  In all his born days he never

had such a good friend as Jack.. Now it is done. 

     What in hell did i do with my darn shirt.??   Damned Aguirre anyway.



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Re: The Bettermost Drabblefest: Please Join In!
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2007, 07:53:04 pm »
Childress, TX
Fall, 1966

Jack trailed behind Lureen as she pushed the grocery cart down the aisle. He hated going to the grocery store but he figured that as a new husband, this was one of the things he was supposed to do. Besides, she was six months pregnant and it was probably a good idea for him to help with lifting and carrying the grocery bags.

“What kind of jam do you like, Jack? Strawberry or raspberry?”

He shrugged. “Anything’s fine, honey. I don’t really notice, I just like something sweet on my toast.”

“Peanut butter? Skippy or Jif?”

“What’s wrong with the store brand?” he said, picking up the IGA jar. “That’s what my momma always bought. We couldn’t afford the fancy stuff.”

“Oh Jack,” she said, frowning. “There is such a big difference between the real brands and the grocery store brand! My momma only bought Skippy, so I’ll do the same.”

They continued down the aisle, Lureen pausing to put a can of Bush’s beans in the cart.

“No, don’t buy those…buy these instead,” said Jack, as he handed her a can of Bettermost beans.

“No, not these. I hate Bettermost! They are all mushy and too sweet.”

“They’re my favorite.”

Lureen grimaced. “They’re cheap and nasty, Jack. We can afford decent beans. My momma always bought Bush’s.”

Jack shrugged. “Fine. Whatever.”


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« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2007, 09:27:19 pm »
Childress, TX
Fall, 1966

Jack trailed behind Lureen as she pushed the grocery cart down the aisle.

They continued down the aisle, Lureen pausing to put a can of Bush’s beans in the cart.

“No, don’t buy those…buy these instead,” said Jack, as he handed her a can of Bettermost beans.

“No, not these. I hate Bettermost! They are all mushy and too sweet.”

“They’re my favorite.”

Lureen grimaced. “They’re cheap and nasty, Jack. We can afford decent beans. My momma always bought Bush’s.”

Jack shrugged. “Fine. Whatever.”


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awe poor Jack, you're breaking my heart leslie

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« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2007, 09:42:30 pm »
Ennis was shopping with Cassie in the grocery store

Cassie always wanted such wierd things, like condiments, and white wine.

Not things that Ennis was used to.

But then they got to the paper ailse.

He picked up a box of Kleenex.  He didn't ever see all these fancy pictures on the tissue boxes before.  Not like he would ever have noticed them before.

He picked up a box with pictures of trees, he stared at them.

Cassie called out to him, "did you get those olives and anchovies?"

He stared at the box, why was the wind blowing so loudly right here in this grocery store?

He put down the box and went back to Cassie, he didn't ask her what anchovies are.