Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Double-Dog Dare
This was tough. Ms. Jenny, our wonderful teacher, instructed the Saturday Centus crew to describe this image of an old shack in sensory detail (i.e., using the five senses - sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell) and no more than 100 words. With apologies, I removed the picture because my feed isn't eating it. (Picky feed!)
Enjoy, and please visit the other offerings at Jenny Matlock's blog, Off on a Tangent.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Double-Dog Dare
“I double-dog dare ya to go in,” Johnny challenged. He was cute so I acted brave.
“Okay.” I swallowed my jelly bean whole. Salty black-licorice flavor stuck to my tongue. Entering the creepy old shack, the smell of mud overtook me. I was blinded by darkness.
“Welcome!” A boyish voice came up through the floors’ wooden panels. I noticed a gaping hole at my feet and felt the sudden firm grip of fingers clasping my ankles from below.
“Let me go! Help! Help!”
A familiar giggle slowed my pulse.
“Johnny, you poo-poo head! That wasn’t funny!”
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