Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Touch - 55

The writing was prolific.
Every time I turned around
there was something else to read.
I thought, “When was the last time I read a book?
All I ever do is read from this screen.
I miss holding pulp, feeling the tooth of paper,
turning the pages and
setting a book mark for next time."

This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55
hosted by Mr. Knowitall.
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Fact is I love to read and prefer books to the cold flat digital screen.
I always have at least one book in progress and several on deck.
What's your latest love on the book scene?

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write a Sunday 160.

Like a text message,
the Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces)
Keep on schedule - post Sunday
Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site
Visit at least one other Sunday 160

I promise I will read your 160 and post a comment.
I will admit I'm lazy Sunday mornings lazy, so please be patient

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - That Steak Packs Quite a Punch

Now from the land that was the setting for the fictional comic book Swamp Thing and home to famed firearms designer, Melvin Johnson, thank you Wikipedia for obscure references we bring you a slice of life in Houma, Louisiana.

 Woman hits man with frozen steak

HOUMA, La. - Police in the southern Louisiana city of Houma say a woman upset over her lack of freezer space hit her boyfriend in the face with a frozen beefsteak.

Police told the local newspaper that 47-year-old Edith Tassin - also known as Edith Verdin - was booked with aggravated battery against 51-year-old Jerry Voisin.
Voisin called police on Sunday evening and told them Tassin was trying to cool a mixed drink, became upset when it woudn't fit in the freezer and hit him in the head with the frozen meat.

Police say Voisin was bleeding from the right side of his face when officers arrived.

Well now, I can surely understand getting pissed when you can't get to the ice in your freezer because it is full of meat. I think that old Jerry Boy should consider himself lucky he wasn't hit in the head with frozen gator or opossum or some other type of road pizza.

I guess what really gets to me here is that Edith has an alias. Any time you read a story that includes identification with an "also known as", you know you are dealing with some of Houma's high society. At least she maintained the same first name....then again, how creative is that?? Oh, I forgot for a moment - this is Houma, LA.

Is anyone surprised that alcohol was involved? I often fling a bit of frozen meat after I have downed a few. Wait, that's right, I don't drink any more because I found myself throwing frozen steaks and couldn't keep a relationship. Remember, boys, if you want to keep your woman happy - maintain ready access to the ice tray and hide anything that can be thrown way in the back.

Do you suppose the Houma police took the "weapon" to their barbecue evidence locker? Or did they just burst out laughing as they looked at Jerry "Meathead" Voisin's wound and utter that now famous line - "What the Hell?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday 160 - War?

The explosions started slowly
then came in rapid fire succession,
bursts echoing in our ears.
When all was quiet,
we savored our buttery popped kernels of corn.

For the original Sunday 160 post click here.

If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.