writing · WU

Short Verse of No Particular Denomination

Written for Ms Rose’ In Person Prompt Event


Lisa rested her hands in her lap and pondered spending her winnings.

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Marty tried to see beyond the darkness. It’s just a tunnel, he thought, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Then he remembered the clown. Why is there always a clown?

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“I’d like a pizza dog and an Orange Julius, to take away,” Donna ordered politely.

“This isn’t Orange Julius,” the spotted high schooler informed her, “this is Orange Delight. Orange Julius is in the Eastside Mall.”

“Can I get a pizza dog and an Orange Delight, then?” Donna countered.

“Well you can get an Orange Delight, but you’ll probably be disappointed. It’s nothing like an orange Julius, and we don’t have a pizza dog, but we have sauerkraut.” The kid paused and stared; waiting for Donna to consider her options.

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Billy marched across the stage and plucked the proffered diploma from the chancellor’s hand. This is it then, he thought. What the fuck am I going to do now?




The prompts were:

orange delight; Mona Lisa; tunnel; wide open universe



2 thoughts on “Short Verse of No Particular Denomination

  1. Eek on clowns. And I remember Orange Julius – somethings are just not comparable…
    Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night knowing that dawn is approaching and wonder the same thing as Billy. (I’m just cranky that I’m behind again!)

    I did copy Ms. Rose’s prompt – maybe tomorrow. – Thanks.

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