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TBP New Prompt #5- Kids Today



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I was in High School when I met Krissy (with a K) at a taco stand on night in El Paso. Me, Stevie, and Mike were out cruising in Stevie’s 1959 Cadillac convertible. It was a long, powerful automobile that was good for attracting chicks.

Krissy and her two friends didn’t require much prompting to crawl into the Caddy with us for a cruise downtown. Krissy came with a fat bomber, the size of her middle finger and I was pleased that she chose to sit in the back seat with me. On the way downtown we drank, smoked Krissy’s fattie, rolled up some Mexican weed so we could keep partying, and, most importantly, we stopped at the Piggly Wiggly on Montana where we bought a package or Oreos to stave off the munchies. I learned that night that Krissy could easily fit three whole Oreos into her mouth at one time.

Eventually we wound up near the University and lied our way into a Frat party. My smart mouth very nearly got us all into a fight but fortunately, my adversary developed a sense of humour at the last minute and we escaped.

The years have passed and been kind. Krissy and I have two high school aged children of our own. I don’t understand the kids today. They are not at all like their mother and I were. They’d rather play video games than throw up and hallucinate. I can’t figure it out. Can you?



Written for The New Blog Propellant Prompt #5

The prompt:

Use the theme “prompt,” or one of its synonyms to create a story or poem
(Some synonyms: incite, arouse, cause, convince, elicit…)


7 thoughts on “TBP New Prompt #5- Kids Today

  1. Always amusing to see the wild child become the preservationist parent. But it doesn’t take teens of any sort much coaxing to do whatever sounds like whatever you can’t do at home. 😉 Thanks for playing! And, next time, don’t forget to link!

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      1. It always used to send a notice. WordPress seems to be letting some of the small things slip these last couple of months.

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  2. Interesting how children do not follow (sometimes anyway) in their parents footsteps.
    When you have had chain cigarette smokers and alcoholics – well sometimes you get to see those results and don’t want to go there. Just give me a book, or a paper and pencil or some other way to escape or hallucinate without adding to my innards or shifting my marbles (the ones I have left just rattle anyway…) 😉

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