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Tuzilla  (Level: 146.4 - Posts: 3843)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 9:26 PM


Allena is the winner of the short story contest with story #3. It was very close, as anyone viewing the voting thread can see.

It is now his job to send me the line for the next contest. I will then post it, and away we go, again.


Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 9:29 PM

Congrats Alllena!

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.4 - Posts: 3843)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 9:30 PM

I had written a story, but didn't feel right entering it in the first go around, since I was pretty much running it. Here it is.

It does not take much of a visible “boo-boo” to spark questions and conversation from friends or coworkers. Heaven forbid it be a black-eye or even worse, a hickey. So, when I showed up at work with half a dozen band-aids partially covering several sets of fresh claw marks, and a larger patch of gauze bandaging covering a big bump and cut on my forehead, I knew I was in for the third degree.
“What in the heck happened to you?” was the first crack as I approached my water cooler buddies.
“You look like you were in a train wreck,” chuckled Ed.
“Ya, didja get in an accident, or’d the ol’ lady finally catch your a**?” sneered Bob.
I quickly decided it would be best to just spill the details in order to cut this ordeal short. Otherwise, this could spin off out of control and take on a life of its own.
“Well, last night was bowling night,” I began with a sigh. “Bowling night usually involves a few beers. And that evolved into a few more. Then there was a wicked hockey game on the big screen in the lounge, and that meant a few more beers. The next thing I know it is way too late and I had sucked down too many beers. I felt a little panicky.
I had to get home and into bed undetected. It wasn’t so much worrying about getting stopped by the cops, although if I did, I am sure I would have gotten busted big time. I was more afraid of what Stacy would do if she caught me crawling in loaded at two thirty.
Anyway, I got into my car and headed for home. I was driving five under, radio off, windows open, and staying r-e-a-l-l-y focused on staying between the lines. I turned onto my street and was smugly impressed, in a way only a drunk can appreciate, at how well I was driving. When I turned into my driveway, the garage door was open. Normally this gets me ticked me off at the kids, but tonight I considered it a blessing.
I parked and eased the door closed. ‘Okay, let’s go inside,’ I thought. ‘Here is how it is going to go. Walk in quietly, take off shoes, go to bathroom, use bathroom, take off clothes, sneak upstairs, go quietly to the bedroom without waking the kids or Stacy, open the door, slip in, put clothes on the chair, slide into bed, perfect.’
I knew if I could make it to the bed, I would be fine. She would never feel me get in thanks to that fancy mattress we bought. All I had to do was get there.
Everything went to plan downstairs. I made my way up the stairs; my footsteps were like cotton balls falling on shag carpeting. I slipped past the kids’ rooms, and down the hall to my bedroom door. With the deftest of touch, like a brain surgeon amidst the most delicate of procedures, I eased the door open. The moonlight from a conveniently opened window gave me just enough light to see a silhouette of Stacy, who was gently snoring.
‘Bingo,’ I thought. ‘Just six or seven steps and I’m home free.’
I turned toward the chair to drop my clothes. Then I stepped on the cat.”

Koota  (Level: 189.2 - Posts: 2119)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 10:00 PM

Congrats, Allena!

GREAT story!

Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 10:26 PM

I'm sorry I haven't read Allena's story yet, but the one I just read by Steve was very humorous and very picturable ( is that a word?). I could see the wohole story unfolding before my eyes, so great job!!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 10:31 PM

Thought it was supposed to be an "short, short" story. Good job by the folks that actually wrote one!

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 10:31 PM

WTG Allena! Was definitely one of my Favs...enjoyed it.


Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 11:19 PM

Congratulations Allena. I enjoyed the twist on the phrase. It was totally unexpected.

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 11:24 PM

WTG Allena! A well deserved win. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us for round two.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 11:36 PM

Congratulations, Jim! I voted for your story and I'm really happy you won.

Your check is in the mail.

Allena  (Level: 268.3 - Posts: 1412)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 12:28 AM

I am awestruck ... will have to think about the new topic ... Give me a day!

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 2:06 AM

That was a great story Jim. Well done!!

to all who submitted.

Surreyman  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 2775)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 5:50 AM

Typical anti-Old Europe favouritism!

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 7:28 AM

Congratulations, Jim, on your story! Great Job!


Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 9:38 AM

Great story Allena, congrats, looking forward to hearing more

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:01 AM

Great story by the way Tuzilla,

Ty for creating this


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