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Sunday, September 11, 2011

HIT AND RUN!

HEADS OFFICE

This is my first time to join the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups at The Head’s Office.  I hope I’ve done it correctly.

HIT AND RUN

(PROMPT:  MARY THOUGHT)    

Knowing that Mary was hard of hearing, I spoke loudly, as I inquired about her children. 

“Don’t you have a daughter?”

With tears in her eyes, she replied, “We did, but she was killed in a hit and run.”

“Oh Dear God, I had no idea,” I exclaimed, while wondering why the newspaper hadn’t reported this tragedy.

“We were heartbroken.  We had a lovely funeral service.”

With shock and horror, I asked, “Why didn’t I know about this?”

Bob leaned close to his wife’s ear, “She asked about our daughter.”  He looked up at me. “Mary thought you said ‘dog’.”

Thank you for visiting my blog.  To find more contributions to the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, go visit The Head’s Office.  Laurie

10 comments:

Sally-Jayne said...

This was hilarious! I've had so many random conversations like this with hard of hearing people. I'm still giggling as I type. Please please join in with the challenge again!

Robin Hawke said...

We could all use a loving interpreter...enjoyed, Robin

jfb57 said...

Well done Laurie! I loved this one & can imagine myself being like her before too long! I do hope more folks join the 100 WCGU so that they can get a smile!

SusanKMann said...

Excellent. Very funny. x

Debbie said...

Well, being hard of hearing myself and living with both a mother and a sister who abide there with me, this one just made me giggle! That's exactly what a conversation sounds like around our table half the time.

I could never do these 100 word things! I'm barely clearly my throat at word 75. Well done!

sparksinshadow said...

I came. I giggled. :) Glad you chose humor. I needed that!

jfb57 said...

Hi Laurie!
Thought I'd drop this week's prompt in for the 100WCGU. Are you on twitter? I wasn't sure how to get it to you.
http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-10/

Hope you can have a go & do spread the word!

Bluebell Books said...

you are quite creative on this one.

Bluebell Books said...

You’ve got superb talent in creative writing,
Keep it up.

Please check out short story slam week 10 prompt today.

It is great to write and entertain our children,
Don’t you agree?

Give it a try,
Let your beautiful imagination fly.

Best.
Happy Autumn!
xoxox

Jenny said...

What a neat write from a themed prompt. I'll have to check this out. Sounds like fun.

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