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Two shorts

Done by order of drood!

thirdreel has posted an interesting exercise that he used for a creative writing class he's teaching this semester.

Write two very short stories about yourself. The word count for each story needs to be exactly 100 words. One of the stories will be true, something that really happened to you, and the other will be a lie. Don't tell which is which.

Here are my two, which I've titled, "I aint eatin' that!"

When I was born I was a fat Buddha of a child and I would eat anything and everything. By the time I was a toddler though I had become very picky and wary of foods that looked odd.

In my preschool class the teacher made a big mistake. She decided to teach the class how to make scrambled eggs. I was fine until she broke one open. Once the shell was broken I started to scream bloody murder. Baby chicken murder! The poor teacher was unable to control me and had to send me to sit in the corner.

When I was about six years old my mom decided to try to get the family to be vegetarian. To call it a total disaster would be an understatement. My father being a meat and screw the potatoes man, didn’t go for it at all. My brother and I both ended up feeding most dinners to the dog, then sneak into the pantry and eat tons of cereal. That was fine with me; I liked cereal best anyway. After about a week, my mom was forced to give up when she found my brother licking a beef brown bullion cube.

Staring At The Sun - TV On The Radio - The Trip created by Snow Patrol (Disc 1)


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Jan. 14th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
i say #2 is true, but only because i want to picture your brother licking a bullion cube. lol!
Jan. 16th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Number one rings truer to me, although considering some of the stories you've told, number two could just as easily be the true story.

I'm going for number one.

I want you to write a collection of short stories, you handsome and talented monkey, you!
Jan. 16th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Door number 2

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