Random Scribbles · writing

A Bump in the Road to Fame and Fortune


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”.


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?


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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