Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blog Chain: Going Postal

Michelle started the December blog chain with this challenge:

In 100 words or less, write a story using the words ride, post, soulless, local, dehydrator, girdle. Your story may take on any form you wish. The only two rules are 1. you can't simply list the 6 words; you must actually craft them into something creative, and 2. you must use ALL six of them.





Here's what I came up with:


It's true, what grandma said, Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed. I should've climbed back under the covers when the only clean undergarments I could find this morning were polka-dotted panties that ride up my rear and a girdle that cuts off circulation to my legs.

It's just a trip to the local post office, I told myself.

But now here I stand in line while little cherry-nosed Santas wink at me from the gift wrap covering my sister’s food dehydrator and some soulless creep with a gun demands justice.


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What did you come up with?
Check out what "the other Michelle" posted before me, and the come back tomorrow to see what kind of magic Margie works.

11 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Most mornings it doesn't pay for me to get out of bed. ;)

I wish this wasn't so short; I'd love to see what happens next!

Michelle H. said...

Ah, this is a great story! I want to know more about the characters with all of them I've read.

Eric said...

That's awesome. I'm dying to see where it'd go from here. Nice job!

Michelle McLean said...

ooooo good one! lol I should have given you more words :D I want to see what happens next :D

Cole Gibsen said...

Love it! You really left us hanging :)

nomadshan said...

Nice twist!

lbdiamond said...

Yikes, post offices are always so dangerous, right? ;)

Nice job!

Margie Gelbwasser said...

Wow, was not expecting that last line. Awesome!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh awesome! This feels like a great beginning to a short story or novel.

Shaun Hutchinson said...

Hahaha. Good stuff. I always feel like that at the post office.

KM Wilsher said...

Hey, Kat! Nice job! :)