A Bump in the Road to Fame and Fortune

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Photo courtesy of Barbara W. Beacham
Photo courtesy of Barbara W. Beacham


The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood. At least that was what they said, but I was skeptical. I questioned the structural integrity of driftwood.

Now, I don’t want to brag, or anything, but you usually gotta get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on me so, I stationed myself across the street from the A&B and studied the building. I wanted to expose the lie. I wanted to rocket to fame, and cement my place in the halls of investigative journalism. This A&B scam was going to be my launching pad.

The first thing I noticed was glass in the windows. Then I saw the electrical drop. That clinched it.

But I was wrong. The A&B spokeswoman responded to my tell-all article in “The Tattler”.

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I had never heard of transparent trees. Trees that folks seldom notice because, well, they’re transparent.

I had never heard of  the rare copperwood tree?

Who knew?


 

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11 thoughts on “A Bump in the Road to Fame and Fortune

  1. Funny take on the prompt, the way this guy takes the words extremely literally — hey, if they didn’t mean “entirely” then they shouldn’t have made that claim, I can see his point!

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  2. Very funny! I had similar thoughts about the structural integrity of a driftwood building, though I didn’t include them in my story. You did a great job of expanding that idea into a story.

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