365 Days of Writing – 75

Nick and Joe's 365 Days of Writing

75:

Setting: Zoo
Character: Librarian
Object: Fuzzy Microphone Cover
Time: Midnight

The time was getting close to midnight and Mrs. Goolymander knew she’d have to hurry. The rumor was out about the Squiddy, the Red Panda at The Detroit Zoo. Apparently, Squiddy would read books after midnight. If Mrs. Goolymander could get a video of this animal reading a book, she’d be hailed as the best librarian to ever live! Every child would want to pick up a book and be like Squiddy!

Mrs. Goolymander fit the toes of her grey, patent leather, sensible-heeled shoe into the fence. The flamingo cage backed right up to Squiddy’s exhibit, where she knew she’d get the best angle. Climbing the fence to the flamingos, the librarian could see that the flamingos were all gathered at the opposite end of their habitat. Perfect!

At the stroke of midnight, Squiddy appeared. He was holding a book in his hand! Sure enough, Mrs. Goolymander zoomed in with her camera, to see him flip over the book and turn a page!

“Hey! Give me that! Give me back my microphone cover!” shouted Mrs. Goolymander, as the flamingo ripped the fuzzy microphone cover off the top of her camera. Her gut reaction was to yell at the bird… but it caused Squiddy to put down his book and stick his tongue out at the librarian.

 

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365 Days of Writing – 74

Nick and Joe's 365 Days of Writing

74:

Setting: Death Valley, California
Character: A Sleeping Peanut
Object: Hot Dog
Other:

“Marv! I was sound asleep! That was the best sleep I had gotten in weeks. Hell, I was even dreaming. You know what my dream was Marv? My dream was that I wasn’t in this motel room in Death Valley, California. No… instead I’d met a gorgeous blonde peanut named Trixie. Her and I got into my peanut jar and just drove for miles, the wind in our faces, not a care in the world! We wound up out in California, walking the Santa Monica Pier at sunset. That’s when you came in and woke me up! I’m a damn peanut, Marv! What in the hell would I want with a hot dog?!?!”

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365 Days of Writing – 73

Nick and Joe's 365 Days of Writing

73:

Setting: Florida Everglades
Character: Criminal
Object: Cucumber
Other:

“Put down the sea cucumber!”

The noise coming from the fans at the back of the airboat was deafening. This, coupled with the police sirens, and I could barely hear what the officer was yelling at me.

“Again, put down the sea cucumber!”

The cop was motioning toward my hand, where I was holding a small sea cucumber. Hoping they’d mistake it for a grenade or something, this was the only thing I could find at the bottom of the shallow marsh in the Florida Everglades.

After robbing the bank, I never dreamed the cops would follow me all the way into the swamp of the Everglades. But they did… and here I was… on the verge of being caught.

I knew my choice now was between alligators or prison. And I’d rather swim with the alligators than stare at cement. So I threw the sea cucumber as fast and far as I could and dove underwater, hoping to make a break for it in the confusion.

 

 

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