Feet Rising

“The feet just won’t go in, Leigh!”Julie huffed.

“I-if we don’t get them in, we’re sure to be found out.”  Leigh pleaded nervously, looking around the swap

“No one will miss him,” Julie said as she pushed .

“What else were we supposed to do?”

“I don’t know, Leigh, but a good start would be you helping me with these feet.” Julie nudged forcefully.

 

“You don’t think he’ll come back?” Leigh asked after they had sufficiently sunk the body in the swamp.

Hesitantly Julie answered, “Nah.” What they didn’t see was the feet rising from the swap as they drove away.

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Unseasonal Weather

The unseasonal weather meant it was time to schedule a pedicure and break out the short skirts. Marnie was getting a head start at finding a husband this Spring. Her goal was to have a man on her arm at the family barbecue Memorial Day weekend so she didn’t have to hear her mother’s constant nagging. That would stop her mother from pestering her about grand children though. Maybe she’d be lucky enough to have a bun in the oven by then as well. Not the traditional route, but with it being 90 degrees and two weeks from Easter why not keep an open mind.

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I was seeing stories about snow and freezing temps, so I had to throw one in that was inspired by the 90 degree day we had down here on Monday.

 

 

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

Despite the pounding in my head, I lingered a bit longer watching the humans clink glasses and sample bits of what appeared to be food off of large shiny metal disks. I was fascinated by their actions. Usually humans came out to sea to capture fish or ride large heavy vessels long distances, but these humans appeared to be celebrating.

“Will you get down here now before you get both of us in trouble?!”

“Do you think we could serve food on large shells like that at Mara’s birthday?”

 

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Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

Oh to pick just one movie and just one quote was too difficult. But I am planning a trip to Disneyland in a couple of weeks and my favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. So here is a mermaid tale for you today.

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White Rabbit

Al’s mother had put him out back again with the cat while she another man over. He could hear their heavy breathing though cracked bedroom window. Disenchanted with the blue caterpillar he was torturing, Al rolled over on the grass coming face to face with a white bunny. Both Al and the rabbit lay frozen for a moment. As soon as he reached for the rabbit, it scurried off leaving silver key behind. Al grabbed the key and gave chase through the yard. The white rabbit led him to a hole in the fence before darting into Old Maddy’s yard.

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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#79

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What does it taste like?

Do you recall when you lost the sensation of taste? Is there a particular memory that comes to mind when you first noticed it?” Dr. Russell asked.

Sam thought hard, up until recently he hadn’t even remembered that he had ever been able to taste anything at all.

A five-year-old Sam getting under his mother’s feet more than he was helping her prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but he had put all the marshmallows on the sweet potato casserole.

“What does it taste like?” Sam asked as his mother took the casserole out of the oven. 

“It tastes sweet and gooey; here have a taste.”

Nothing.

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Dr. Lantha Nearly Forgets

The amber liquid filled jar in Dr. Lantha’s lab hummed to life.

“Oh my goodness! I nearly forgot,” Dr. Lantha shouted drawing Otto’s attention away from bubbling and fizzing beaker.

Otto quizically looked at Dr. Lantha as if asking, “What did you forget?”

Reading his chimp lab assistant’s mind, Dr. Lantha replied, “I need to make myself presentable! Otto, please grab the necessary equipment for a haircut and a shave and meet me in the lavatory. Quickly please!”

Otto covered his face with his hands and shook his head in disbelief. What in the world did Dr. Lantha grow in that now humming, liquid filled jar?

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If you were expecting to find out what hatched from Dr. Lantha’s experiment based on reader’s choice today, you have one more week to cast your vote as there was a tie. Poll will now close on February 19th, so choose wisely.

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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#77

“oh my goodness! I nearly forgot”

Soon

After the sonic boom had destroyed his laboratory, including this season’s experiments, Dr. Lantha nursed the lone remaining liquid filled jar like a possessive mother bird through the hot summer months. He fawned and fussed over it day and night, adjusting temperature and light. Otto thought he was going to have to send for help, until one crisp, clear autumn day something began to bubble beneath the surface of amber liquid. Otto reached for the bubbling jar with the adorable, puzzled face that only a chimp can make.

“Soon Otto, soon,” Dr. Lantha answered giddily before Otto could touch his most prized possession.

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Today’s Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure ask’s us to write a story or post with an open ending, and let the readers invent the conclusion. I’ve written today’s 100 word story + 3 word prompt “beneath the surface” from the remains of Dr. Lantha’s laboratory, but I’m letting you pick what will hatch from his surviving experiment. The poll will close in 1 week. Stayed  tuned for upcoming tales of Dr. Lantha’s lab based on your input.

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Dr. Lantha’s Lab Get’s Rocked: Sonic Boom