Friday, May 3, 2013

Let the Games Begin!


by M. J. Joachim

As she looked through the list which included everything beginning with ants and ending with zebras, she couldn’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed. The FBI was on the look-out. Jury duty became a nightmare and tarantulas saved the day.

Ulysses S. Grant made Umberto a hero in his own right, thanks in no small part to Mark Twain; all while that wascally wabbit made an appearance on Lawrence Welk.

There was no stopping the places she would go, or the things she might come up with when writing stories with words she’d never heard. The only thing she had to do was meet the Challenge, something she did quite well, crossing the finish line with minutes to spare as she sang Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.

The experience was once in a lifetime. Her Scrabble score soared through the roof. At least before they had a glimmer of hope, a running chance to take the title away from Scrabble Queen of the family. Now they only play against themselves, letting her play, but not competing with her scores. Now she continues to struggle with Super Mario, hoping against hope they don’t pick Toad up and throw her character on its head again.

Thank you for visiting FlashTyme.

M. J.

Photo credit:  A battered Super Mario Toadstool, Mendhak, Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike 2.0 Generic
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