Anything For A Friend

Here is my contribution to the Mad Libs #3…using a random word generator again.

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Anything For A Friend

Julia was sad. In fact, she was so sad that everywhere she went a newspaper traveled with her. She got drive on at the bus stop. She got bid on when she tested mandarin orange at the grocery store. She even got sing on when she vote at the jackals and dung beetles at the pet store. Yes, Julia was sadder than she had ever been in her life. Her friends saw how sad she was, and they tried to cheer her up, but nothing was working. Harold gave her a large box of accidents. Frances gave her a refrigeratoraggressive bear. Lucas tried to give her a kick, but she put up her hands and shook her head. No one could cheer her up. Then Glenn had a brilliant information. He stood there, held her hand, walk, and said “Julia, we neglect you. You are afraid just the way you are.” Then he opened an poetry and stood next to her to keep her dry. Suddenly the clouds went away, and a giant boyfriend filled the sky. Julia wasn’t sad anymore.

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We’ve All Been There

“We’ve all been there,” Susan said, trying to pacify Julie. “Just tell yourself they were really, really good.”

Julie glared at Susan. There was no excuse for trying to make light of the situation. Andrew stepped into the kitchen to see what all the commotion was and quickly turned on his heel and back out the door. He learned after ten years of marriage to stay away from kitchen drama when a woman is in there holding a spatula and crying. He wanted no part of whatever was going on.

“It’s going to be okay,” Susan said, stroking Julie’s hair as she looked around the kitchen. “I’m trying to figure out how this happened.”

Julie snuffed her nose and tried to tell her best friend what happened but all she was able to get out was, “Squirrel…cat…dog…kitchen…dinner…squirrel…cat…dog,” as she pointed the shaking spatula toward the cat flap. She was debilitated and really no use to Susan at this point.

Susan, being the ever faithful friend and super cook, gracefully stepped over part of the fallen turkey, tiptoed through the green bean casserole, deftly avoided the cranberries, and opened the pantry door. She grabbed a box and stepped over the other part of the turkey, leaped over the spattered potatoes, and stood in the only clean spot on the floor.

“Andrew?”

“Yes?”

“Please see to the guests when they arrive. It’ll be about thirty minutes.”

“No problem.”

With expert precision, Susan grabbed a clean bowl, prepared the mix, and placed her mixture in the oven. Thirty minutes later, the kitchen was tidy, Julie was presentable, and the oven timer had gone off. Susan wiped Julie’s eyes one last time, put oven gloves on Julie’s hands, and sent her into the dining room carrying the warm brownies.

“Happy Thanksgiving everyone,” Julie said, avoiding all eye contact.

Susan and Harriet, Julie’s mom, grinned as Julie set the warm brownies in the turkey’s place. The men at the table knew better than to even breath noisily.

‘That looks delicious, Julie,” Max said.

“Sure does,” Andrew agreed, smiling.

Julie sat at the table and stared at her friends and family.

“We’ve all been there, hun,” Harriet said, handing Max the carving knife.


This short was inspired by:
FOWC with Fandango — commotion
Word of the Day Challenge — debilitate
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day — pacify
Three Things Challenge — brownies, spatula, drama

 

 

Blogging Mad Libs #3

If you are unfamiliar with Mad Libs, they are short stories with words missing that you, the reader, fill in based on the noted requirement (i.e. noun, name, verb, color, etc.). Step 1 is to read the list of blanks for the mad lib and write down the words you select for that item (i.e. Name 1 = Bill, nouns = stars, etc.).

There are two ways to participate in this new daily adventure:

  1. Copy the story and make a post of your own with the missing pieces filled in
  2. Post your responses in the comments below

List of Blanks for this Mad Lib

Female name
Noun x 5
Nouns (plural)
Verb x 7
Fruit
Animals x 2
Adjective x 2


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Anything For A Friend

Female name was sad. In fact, she was so sad that everywhere she went a noun traveled with her. She got verb on at the bus stop. She got verb on when she tested fruit at the grocery store. She even got verb on when she verb at the animals and animals at the pet store. Yes, Female name was sadder than she had ever been in her life. Her friends saw how sad she was, and they tried to cheer her up, but nothing was working. Harold gave her a large box of nouns. Frances gave her a noun, adjective bear. Lucas tried to give her a verb, but she put up her hands and shook her head. No one could cheer her up. Then Glenn had a brilliant noun. He stood there, held her hand, verb, and said “Female name, we verb you. You are adjective just the way you are.” Then he opened an noun and stood next to her to keep her dry. Suddenly the clouds went away, and a giant noun filled the sky. Female name wasn’t sad anymore.

Worth A Thousand Words #18

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Welcome to Worth A Thousand Words

Use the photo prompt above to find your inner muse and set it free. No limits on word count, genre, rating, etc. Let your imagination run wild.

To participate, simply write a story for your blog and either link back directly to this page or post your link in the comments.

Please use WATW as a tag so that I can find your stories easily if the pingbacks don’t work, or you forget to post a link in the comments.

Remember, no word limit, the longer the better, read what others have written, and most of all, HAVE FUN!