Sunday, August 4, 2013

Monday Mixer - Parkin'



This week's writing challenge from
Monday Mixer
( The Latinum Vault )
Note: Original link no longer works



Back to Earth for this week's Monday Mixer...

Here are the choices for the location, thing & adjective (my choices in red):
Things:      1) zephyr    2) plonk      3) billhook

Verbs:       1) ruminate  2) sparge     3) blench

Adjectives:  1) pawky     2) somnolent  3) insular

Also, for disclosure purposes, I do drive a Mercury, but it's not a Zephyr... Oh, and I don't know anyone named Cheryl.




Parkin'


Mercury Zephyr front


     "Cheryl and I, we was in the back of my Mercury Zephyr sharin' a bottle of plonk when she begins to ruminate about how maybe we should get married. I start shakin' and nearly sparge my wine, and Cheryl gives me one of those looks. So I suggest we give it a little trial run, you know? I put my hand on her leg and she giggles and says, 'Not with those pants on.'"
     "That don't explain this," Ray laughed.
     "Well, I didn't have room to get my pants off, so I check the street, step out of the car, drop em', and toss 'em on the other side. That's when Cheryl gets all pawky, jumps behind the wheel, locks the damn doors, and starts drivin' off.  I yell out, 'It's my car!' to which she yells back, 'It's my ass!'"
     "But dude, seriously. Little red hearts on your boxers?"



Image by dave_7 (Flickr: Mercury Zephyr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

18 comments:

  1. Hehe, lovely light hearted tale, great use of the words :)

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    1. I did have to update "sparge" to "sparged" so it would work right, but thanks! When I saw zephyr in the list I knew how my story would start!

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    2. And then I changed it back...

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  2. Ha ha, love it. Great language too.
    From this tale, though, I doubt he's even that embarrassed!

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    1. Sadly, this is closer to how I normally speak than I care to admit! But I swear I don't know anyone named Cheryl...

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  3. Oh....I laughed a lot. Good show.

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    1. Thanks! That was what I'd hoped for!

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  4. That was funny. I laughed out load and that is saying something lol.

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    1. I had to publish both of your comments! One can never be too thin or have too many comments!

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    1. It did seem to be the appropriate response!

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  6. A fantastically funny tale and excellent use of the words. I have to agree that I feel his embarrassment level is zero! xx

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    1. I'm sure he thinks he's quite sharply attired - pants or not! And of course he'd add, "What? Did I do somethin' wrong?"

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  7. Real pawky. I like humorous tales. Loved this one.

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    1. Thanks! But I can't do too many of those - I have to return to my horror roots at some point!

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  8. Love is in the details. Your poor Zephyr-drivin' red-heart-wearin' fool for love overlooked a few. Poor Ray; better luck next time!

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    1. Hello, Tess!

      Perhaps the local library has a copy of "Dating For Dummies" he can check out! I mean, once he puts some pants back on...

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  9. Pants are good. They're practically required in libraries.

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