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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY

Every Good Boy Does Fine

Published by LANNING | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:46 AM


Year of the Dragon October entry -- 100 words


     There were my parents, and one angel, and one delinquent. My sister would announce my daily transgressions when my folks came home. Breaking my mom’s favorite vase, a huge glass sphere with a philodendron vine sweeping out of it, while playing fortune-teller, was report-worthy.
     I stuffed the vine in a yellow mixing bowl. My sister chortled one of her evil angel laughs.
     My mom, when my sister pointed out the bowl, picked up the first implement within reach -- her favorite Martin ukulele -- and splintered it across my butt. I wonder if she regretted that more than I did.



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lanning - Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:43 AM.


Mahalo, Rhonda, it was a tough word choice. Tried several including cracked, broke, and busted, but when I took a look at the damage to the ukulele, I decided that splintered was the right choice : )

Rhonda Arnold - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:34 PM.


Like the word choice "splintered".