Alphabet Zoup

Alphabet Zoup

Aged ants are antiques Bruised bananas are banal Cute cats are captivating Dancing dogs drink Darjeeling Evil elves use eardrops Fresh flowers are fragrant Gooey gunk is gross Her highness is hiding Indignant inquisitors are insidious Jilted janitors are jealous Kitschy kings are klutzes Lavish luaus are laughable Mellow Malcolm is meditating Nihilistic Neil is … Continue reading

Been there, done that

Been there, done that

“Iʼve eaten steak. I donʼt ever need to do it again,” said Neville Harris. He figures if heʼs seen it, done it, eaten it, heard it, then he doesnʼt need to engage in boring repetition. It started in childhood. “Mom, I already read a book. The teacher keeps telling us to read more books.” His … Continue reading

Good olʼ Thorny

Good olʼ Thorny

Thornquist Peeble is something of a pompous ass. When teaching his children to swim, he didnʼt let them splash around in a shallow creek or enroll them in swim school. He lectured them. “Water resistance, achieved when you generate motion with your extremities, is the favored method of preventing sinking,” he told them. “The force … Continue reading

Blackbirdʼs wish

Blackbirdʼs wish

Just as some people find it difficult to be satisfied, the same is true of blackbirds. Quimby began complaining as soon as he burst out of his shell, joining his siblings in a nest high in a tree. His mother and father were fine parents, presenting their offspring with choice worms and juicy grubs. Quimby … Continue reading

Taffy beats them all

Taffy beats them all

Taffy is the first dog to win at Wimbledon. Spectators eating the traditional strawberries and cream cheered as she progressed through the elimination matches in the ladies singles event. Serena and Venus and Maria were tough, but Taffy prevailed.           Continue reading

Barbecued verse

Barbecued verse

Dot and Winchester live near Manchester and have a daughter, whom they named Hester Philip and Bruce make a cute pair but did draw a stare holding hands at the fair Eloise and Heloise were always at ease even when their mother served them mashed peas Will and Jill get out the grill when they … Continue reading