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If you wish to join the Writers Prompt Daily simply use the below photo (changes daily) as a prompt and post a short story, poem or paragraph to your blog. Leave a comment and your link here so that all participants can come to you and read/comment/encourage. Stories below are copyright and are Megan Bayliss' writing around the below daily picture prompt.

Adolescence

On our way to heaven (the ice cream shop), we had to pass many purgatory paddocks of farming gone bad. As though the market crashing wasn’t enough, wildlife had finished the crops off. In an act of total anarchy and inertia, the lazy wildlife was lying around the paddock, having a nice little sun bake.

“Flat out like a lizard drinking and life of a dog. Where do these euphemisms come from? I’m so old, I just want to make like a kangaroo and hop straight into bed! Not to be euthanized but to be euphemised. Get it, kiddo? Wanna make like a kangaroo?”

“Grandma,” my adorable little Pixie stated with that look on her face. “You’re weird. I don’t know what you are talking about.”

Ummm. Maybe we wouldn’t be visiting heaven on that particular day. Maybe, Pixie was in one of her pre pubescent moods and was going to dumbly question every intelligent thing I said and did. She clearly didn’t appreciate that a euphemism is a polite way to restate a rude or socially offensive concept.

Young people these days, they are so egocentric and lazy. All they do is hop from shop to shop and sleep. From now on I’m going to refer to them as kangaroos.



If you wish to join the Writers Prompt Daily simply use the above photo as a prompt and post a short story, poem or paragraph to your blog. Leave a comment and the link here so that all participants can come to you and read/comment/encourage. Story above is copyright and is Megan Bayliss' writing around the above picture prompt.

3 Response to "Adolescence"

Julie G said...

I can make like a kangaroo then be flat out like a lizard drinking.

Awesome piece, Megan. you are so right.




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Mountaingirl said...

Ah the youth of today ... fortunately I was never like that - ever rofl!

Great post Megan :-)

Becca said...

Very creative twist and take on things. It's always neat to see what everyone comes up with on these prompts!

Haven't been doing them lately. Hmmm... maybe I'll do one today. But it not, soon! (I have been writing though!)

 
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