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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY

GOOD Lickens

Published by APPLEBLOSSUM | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:13 AM


This is a 100-word contest entry for October. How long is your list?


It’s not lickens, but “good” lickens.

What local kid never got good lickens with one rubbah slippah? Sometimes just hearing the threat of getting good lickens was enough, sometimes it wasn’t. That’s when parents would get creative.

Hairbrush
Spatula
Clothes hanger
Belt

You know you’ve met someone who got good lickens when they can add to the list.

Back scratchah
Fly-swatter
Four-by-four

Then you try to one up each other.

“Oh yeah? I got good lickens wit da family Bible---howz dat?!”

Now, it’s about time-outs and losing computer privileges.

“Junk, Moms, took away my data plan!”

Not da same.



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Hinaea - Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:34 AM.


More worse when they tell you to hand it to them so they can whack you with it - as you said, "Howz dat!?!"

appleblossum - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:40 AM.


Ooops I forgot to put the word count. But as usual, it's 100 words exactly. :)

Bamboo Buckaroo - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:58 AM.


My mom liked to use the broom, and my dad handled his thin leather belt like Jet Li in FIST OF LEGEND.

richardmelendez - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:10 PM.


Nice!

Love the "add to the list" and the one-up-manship.

-r-