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#3 Can You Tell a Story in 25 Words Or Less? Come and Give it a Try. (No Self Promo)


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Posted on Apr 4, 2012 6:49:32 AM PDT
The chicken crossed the road to get to the stunning rooster crowing at first dawn. Her biological clock was ticking and she demanded fertilized eggs!

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 8:08:14 AM PDT
Derek Powell says:
Which came first, even God couldn't decide, so he flipped a coin. Heads, it would be the chicken, tails, the egg...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 9:01:40 AM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
Lest anybody misunderstand, I prob'ly should have mentioned that "Plagiarism Blues" isn't a lecture, it's just something silly that popped into my head when I saw the Seuss quote. Most writers and performers are honored to be quoted and promoted, as long as it isn't eating into their earnings. Well, Dr Seuss WOULD be honored if he wasn't so sincerely dead (thank you Harold Arlen).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 9:37:25 AM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
@Mike McK --
***"Unlike the thugs from BMI and ASCAP want us to believe..."***

Not just thugs, JACKBOOTED thugs! (thank you, National Rifle Association).

Anybody here old enough to remember back in '95 when the NRA referred to federal agents as "jackbooted thugs",

which caused President George H.W. Bush to
(a) join the NRA
(b) cancel his NRA membership
(c) order a nuke attack on NRA HQ
(d) ask "what's a jackboot?"

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 10:46:24 AM PDT
Michael, Derek~

Love your stories. So creative and funny. :)

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 12:46:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 12:51:31 AM PDT
Two eggs in the fridge last night. This morning . . . gone. I thought I heard someone moving around about dawn. Or. Some. Thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:17:28 AM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
I was going to have eggs. Then I read Michael Holstein's story. I think I'll skip the refrigerator and get something from the basement freezer.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:25:58 AM PDT
I had not been in the basement in weeks. The cobwebs brushed against my face and all I saw were spider eggs. Call the exterminator!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:36:38 AM PDT
M. Burns says:
excellent twin NY. I'm not a writer but I do know what I like to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:38:53 AM PDT
M. Burns says:
@MaryG love it! coming to us in poetic form The Egg. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:40:40 AM PDT
M. Burns says:
@Trina too cute. Entertaining us, The Egg in humorous guise. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 6:43:14 AM PDT
M. Burns says:
@Olson makes me want to say "hmmmm"

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 7:47:27 AM PDT
twinny says:
Biological clock ticking like a time bomb, eggs withering by the second, and my only regular love interest requires four triple A batteries...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 10:35:19 AM PDT
Love it, Michael! Welcome. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 10:36:39 AM PDT
Lol!!!

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 10:47:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 10:51:45 AM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
(Historical novel, 1892 event) --

"I'm 46 years old, I'm pregnant and I'm terrified... all of a sudden one of your sperm found a dusty old egg lying about unused."

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 3:52:41 PM PDT
Staring into the demon's glowing red eyes she was forced to succumb to his lustful desire. Her egg, his sperm... a half breed child.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 5:17:41 PM PDT
Shades of Rosemary's Baby!

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 9:43:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 9:48:48 PM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
(25WOL story in Shoshoni native language, western dialect)

Hoakkante noopiawappihnoyonehi pa'i, wihnu ma antannewehoakkante nittehai.

Literally "warrior only-biggest-ones-eggs-two have, then he stranger-warrior speak-kindly-to",

i.e. "Only a brave with the very biggest balls will carry on a pleasant conversation with a brave from another tribe. Every stranger is a rival."

i.e. "It takes considerable courage to initiate a friendly conversation with a total stranger."

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 9:44:54 PM PDT
That's really cool, Oldog. Our first ever story in a different language.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 10:41:47 PM PDT
MaryG says:
Thank you. :-)

================

Humpty was a really good egg
Smiling face, a well-known shape
But when he fell off the high wall
He became a giant crepe

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 10:56:23 PM PDT
Good egg? Ha, a traitorous spy,
Giving everyone the eye.

Didn't fall, someone gave him a push
Glad he didn't land in a bush.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 11:01:37 PM PDT
OH - we can do it in different languages - i am in ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 11:02:18 PM PDT
Don't forget, you have to translate. And I will run it through Google Translate to make sure it's accurate! Well, semi accurate, anyway. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 12:32:53 AM PDT
Oldog_Oltrix says:
(2 more 25-word-stories)

I only used Western Shoshoni because of its curious feature of using the same word "noyonehi" for either two eggs or two testes, context dependent.

Northern Shoshone (Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho) and Eastern Shoshone (Wind River Reservation, Wyoming) dialects distinguish between "noyo", egg, pronounced "noh-yoh", and "noo'yo", testicle, pronounced "noh-OH-yoh".
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