Sunday, August 23, 2015

Three, new, 100 word stories with the prompt "Favorite Quote".

“The pleasure is only momentary, and the position is ridiculous.”  My old pal, D., had this to say about sexual coupling.  He is right.  For the amount of psychic energy and cost of a dinner and a show, the output is far more than the input.  The formula: PE+D^2(S)=O-P proves my point. D. is English, and doesn’t say much, but he might have said: “"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the new Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible." , but this is attributed to P. J. O'Rourke, not to my friend.

D. came into the family room. His wife, Maureen was drinking coffee and looking lovely.  D. looked uncomfortable, and tugged at the fly front of his jeans. “Damn Hotel Covell pants.  No ballroom. ”  The Covell was a vintage,, small hotel in the center of town, and did not have room for a ballroom.  This struck me such that I remember this quip to this day.  His wife laughed so hard she spat out coffee.  D., as always, had a slight smile on his face as he always did when he realized his impromptu, but clever joke, was a hit.

"An abrupt beginning is much admired, after the fashion of the clown's entry through the chemist's window…then whack at your reader at once, hit him over the head with the sausages, brisk him up with the poker, bundle him into the wheelbarrow, and so carry him away with you before he knows where you are."  H. G. Wells offered this excellent advice about writing an essay. Surely, it is filled with surreal imagery, but makes the point about writing a strong essay or a tale you might find on these pages. I’d like to hit all my readers with sausages.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015