Monday, May 10, 2010

Untitled - Another Magpie Tale

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The room was dim. The light from the computer monitor was the only illumination. The old woman put on her reading glasses and leaned in closer to the monitor.

What the hell… she thought to herself.

She sat back and continued looking at the image on the screen. A slow grin appeared.

What kind of weirdness is this? Geesh, Willow likes to set a good challenge, doesn't she. Crazy woman. Where does she get these images from anyway?

The woman, hair askew, leaned forward again to study the image as she tried to think of a story line.

“Fried eggs, anyone?”

“Wait a minute… I wanted my eggs scrambled!”

None of them worked for her.

Well, that’s okay, the wrinkled woman thought to herself. Its all voluntary and I just won’t volunteer this week.

Without moving her body, the woman turned her head slightly to the right and stared over her shoulder at her readers. “Okay… then you do it. You write a tale. Just let me know by leaving a comment. I want to see what YOU come up with. K?”
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18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. brilliant way to overcome writers block...looking over your shoulder was a nice touch as well...smiles.

there were definitely some interesting magpies this week. willow is keeping us on our toes...

Jingle said...

cool tale,
love the fried eggs...
the ending is wondrous!

sheri... said...

now wait just a minute, you're not going to get away that easily! i have to agree with you, this weeks prompt left me clueless until i figured out another way to go around it ;) maybe next week will find you offering up something delicious for all of us to enjoy??

joanny said...

clever gal you are --- looking over your shoulder at us with ONE eye,,,,lol

Oh by the way I like my eggs over easy, with toast and lots of hot coffee.

Joanny

willow said...

Bwa-haa-haa!! It had the presumed effect on at least one of you!!

Rosy said...

ha ha ha gave me a good chuckle on this one, by the I will take my eggs sunny side up with some pancakes on the side with cup of starbucks coffee to chase it all down with.

Rosy said...

Ooooops I mean to say;

By the Way I will take

I forgot to toss in the word "Way"

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Lyn said...

You are a great tease!! Sure know what you're doing..fun all the way!!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Clever. Initially, I, too, decided I was not going to "volunteer" this week for this taks, but that eye just kept staring at me ...

Tumblewords: said...

Wow, look at you! Clever and fun!

JeffScape said...

Hehehe... I know I've used this tactic before. It's just too handy. ;)

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maybe said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Nikki said...

Good post!:D

Sandy said...

loved it.

chiccoreal said...

Dear The Crusty: Very surreal and ominous; and big brotherish. We are all peeps looking in windows! We're all kinda creepy eh? I like your story just fine! Very mise en scene-ish!

Wanda said...

Oh Crusty...what a hoot you are. If I could meet any of the bloggers in person you would be at the top of the list.

I love this story, your cleverness, and you can put my eggs in a quiche.