Saturday, April 2, 2011

Harvey uncovers his lost pair....

This post is a themed writing project challenge taken from Jenny Matlock over at off on my tangent. Jenny says we can use UP to 100 words to tell a story. It can be fact or fiction. Jenny posts a few words, a prompt that we work from. This weeks prompt is in bold italics.


“HEY!!!!

The catcall opened Harvey’s heavy eyes and he quickly tried rectifying the wheel.

“Are we there yet?” his daughter asked sarcastically as Harvey fought with the highway’s shoulder.

Cruel and evil like her smart-ass mother he fantasized putting his hands around her chicken neck and squeezing for all he was worth.

“He drives like he does ev-er-y-thing else,” said his wife “sleepy, slow and stoooo-pid”.

They snickered.

And Harvey sunk even lower into his seat.

Exit 181, 1/2 mile ahead... sat the Pee Dee rest stop.

Where Harvey reclaimed his manhood, slipping out the backdoor and into the woods right after flushing the keys.

22 comments:

  1. Yikes sounds like they deserved it.

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  2. Very Clever! You did a great job of making me hear those witches voices as they meligned that poor fellow. Great surprise ending.

    Namaste..........cj

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  3. Whoa! What a story! Dark...I loved this...Peace and blessings

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  4. Who has not felt that themselves? Brava!!

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  5. Ruuuun Harvey Ruuuun! I wouldn't stick around either!~Ames

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  7. Very good ! Take that, all you awful, evil, cruel backseat drivers !!!

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  8. Imagine the syrupy sweet voice of the wife when she's calling folks to pick them up from the rest stop...and the constant complaints about Harvey on the ride home!

    Great job!

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  9. Yikes, he's a passive aggressive type and that doesn't amount to reclaiming his manhood. No more than being shrewish is a symbol of womanhood.

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  10. Sometimes darlin passive/aggressive is all ya got, and Harvey, my fictional character did what he could do...I imagined him a very weak man with a shrew for a wife.

    My heartfelt apology if you were offended.

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  11. A nagging wife and snickering daughter...not a nice combo...great one .

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  12. That was freaking great. They deserved it.

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  13. Oooo! I shall never utter another word when my husband is driving!

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  14. Go, Harvey! Come on over here, I'll treat you better! Great job, Koby! I got so wrapped up in the characters, and your word choice made it extra fun.
    xoRobyn

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  15. yes, i agree ... run, Harvey, run!!!

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  16. I love a story about a turning worm!

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  17. Oh, I love this! I'd like to hear the sequel to this about how they get out of there!

    Run Harvey!

    I am loving the links this week. Really cool writing!

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