Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuned Up Tuesdays: Flash Fiction

The air rushed through her lungs as she fell through the sky. What would happen when she hit the ground? Would she bounce? Would she survive or just break all the bones in her body? There had to be a way to survive this fall. She just had to think of a way. Every time she jumped on the trampoline these thoughts went through her head. Let's see if I can jump higher next time, she giggled as she bounced back into the air.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Flash Fiction: Family Conflict

KB has said I should try my hand at this, so here is my first attempt at flash fiction. Let me know what you think:

The sound of flesh hitting flesh echoed through the house. A scream followed, high-pitched, hurting the ears, then shuffling footsteps. A screen door squeaked open and an old man shuffled out. He said over his shoulder, “I am going to tell the nurse you hit me.” An old woman stood in the doorway with a smile on her face, “Then you shouldn’t have smacked my buttocks.”

Friday, July 2, 2010

Poetry: A Blank Page

I wrote a poem, let me know what you think:

A blank page stares back at me
The words not there for me to see
The voices are loud in my mind
But refuse to be refined

A blank page stares back at me
The characters wanting to be free
They play around in my brain
But refuse to be restrained

A blank page stares back at me
Until finally a word will be
The voices want to be heard
Until the characters sing like a bird

Friday, February 19, 2010

West Virginia Dumb Laws

Okay, here is an interesting one...Let me know what you think

According to the state code, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A law in Virginia

It is illegal to tickle a woman in Virginia.

Hmmm.....I think I will leave this one alone

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another one for Nevada

It is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk in Reno, NV

So if you are having a sit-in, then don't lay down if you get tired. :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Here is one for Nevada

In Nevada, it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

Hmm....but that leaves a lot of animals open, what about an emu?

Friday, January 22, 2010

This one is a doozie

In Rochester, Michigan, All bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.

Okay, let's all parade down to the chief of police and let him inspect the bathing suits, don't forget the guys too.

More Dumb Laws

In Kalamazoo, Michigan:

It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.

So guys, no singing in the streets. :) Obviously that is not a good way to get out of the dog house...try flowers.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Next Stupid Law

It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.

So people put away your paintbrushes. The sparrows have rights too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The next stupid law

No person shall throw an abandoned hoop skirt into any street or on any sidewalk, under penalty of a five- dollar fine for each offense.

So, I guess this means if hoops skirts ever come back into style then we better be careful with them. No hankie-pankie in the streets.... :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Stupid Laws in Michigan

Here is a fun one and it helps with the previous post...

It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

So the wife can get her hair cut on Sunday and the man can't scowl at her or they can sue each other. :)

Makes sense to me.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stupid Laws

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

Can you imagine the husband that would file charges against his wife that cut her hair????

What is the woman tried to file charges against the man???

What are your thoughts?