Monday, January 11, 2016

Crushed

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Cursed and Crushed
Gary listened to Weather Channel all week, watching anxiously.  Would the storm head straight toward his house?
 
Branches swayed, leaves and lawn chairs flew. Now!  It’s time!

Gary grabbed his ax, racing to the massive rotting maple tree behind his house.  With just a few chops, it would sway and fall—smashing the house and all in it.  Can’t sell it. Ex-wife won’t leave.  Insurance settlement…That’s what I need.

Powerful gusts grabbed the tree, twisted it, and dropped it on his 
ex-wife’s new car. 

Damn! He pondered. “Emily? You okay?...”


Ax in hand, Gary walked into the house. Other chopping to do.


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    1. Hope windy Arkansas can avoid strong winds, falling trees.

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  2. Dark.
    Who or what is he planning on chopping next...
    And how long will Emily remain ok?

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    1. Who knows? Emily may have her own plans.

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  3. Not quite the intent, but I think he was pleased just the same.

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    1. He would have to settle for what happened anyway.

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  4. He has problems saying what he wants out loud, doesn't he? lol

    I hope you're having a great start to the new year! And more of the same to follow. :)

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    1. We have re-discovered what a 3 year old boy can do, how fast he runs.

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    2. I have a 2yr old grandbaby who runs pretty fast too, lol. Awesome, aren't they? :)

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  5. The insurance person will never believe his story as they never want to pay off a claim.

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  6. Let's hope the insurance company doesn't investigate deeply enough to discover axe marks on the tree.

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    1. My thoughts as well. However, a rotten maple can crumble quickly.

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  7. Wait. I just re-read that, there aren't any axe marks on the tree.

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    1. Yes, that is true. What Gary will do next?

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    1. Axes, combines, garden hoes...the list is long.

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  9. Haha. Crashed!

    Great one!

    Happy new year!

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    1. Trees come tumbling down, but exactly where can't always be judged.

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    1. Maybe she is busy on her FaceBook acct., and won't notice?

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    1. One hopes that she has a bike, now that the car is out of commission?

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!