Monday, June 17, 2019

Deep Discounts

Photo Credit Eve Hannah

I'm taking an online writing class this summer with teachers Robin Rice and Emily McDowell at The writing prompts are pictures and we are free to write whatever we'd like to as inspired by the photo. Over the next few weeks, I'll post some of my homework. 

Here's what I wrote to go with the photo above:

“Everyone shuffle up to the front of the shelf! This is it, boys. Pipe down, Seamus! That’s not an appropriate place to put your shillelaugh , O’Leary! It’s the last day of the sale and you know the drill. Hats at a jaunty angle? Gold gleaming? Wee beards curled? For those of us who aren’t purchased today, I think we all know what’s next. That’s right lads – The 99 Cent Store. We’ll be jammed onto a shelf with the leftover Santas and the Valentine’s cherubs. And everyone knows those cherubs are crazy as a box of Kilarney rats. Shhh settle a minute. That lady in the green sweater is putting Shawn in her cart! Everyone together. Luck o’ the us to you, Shawn! Who exactly is making the fart noise? Conor O’Sullivan, I’m looking at you. Yes, as a matter of fact I do have eyes in the back of my head. Smile harder boys or it’s the scrap heap for all of us, or worse yet the Goodwill Pay-Per Pound Outlet!”

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