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Friday, October 15, 2021

The Double Dog Dare, Pre-Halloween Nostalgia

 My Dear Sillies,   
    We've become a wonderful fan base for each other. That's a very nice thing. 
   On the flipside, some beloved bloggies are painfully missed, like Jenny Matlock. Jenny used to do a Saturday Centus exercise. I occasionally participated. 
   This photo was the prompt. The challenge: using all five senses, write about this in 100 words max.
   Here's my story, 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!”
  

27 comments:

  1. Smiling.
    And yes, some bloggers find a permanent home in our heart. Present company included.

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    1. You're always in mind in terms of my close bloggy family, as well. EC.
      Love to you.

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  2. That was cute.
    It's true, I've been blogging a long time and some bloggers have just disappeared without any word why.

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    1. It's very sad and shocking. Life and death happen, though. )=
      Thanks, Mary.

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  3. Jenny hasn't posted since 2016. When I have someone that hasn't posted in over a year I move them to a separate blog list. So far, no one has come back.

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    1. I know, Mike. I checked too. That's thoughtful of you to keep a blog list, sad they usually don't return. I take some comfort in their blogs living on, though. It's as if their passions remain with us.

      Be well.

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  4. I couldn't ask for a better fan base. I like that. We're a special kinda tribe. It is sad when we disappear. I've been a bit of a slacker myself lately. I've missed it, so I'm back.

    Cute story. Johnny would've been shocked when I peed down my leg in fear.

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    1. Johnny would've deserved that. I'd have done the same.
      We are special.
      Thank you, special friend.

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  5. I remember that story. I miss Jenny, too.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. I remember that story too. Your writing is always engaging. I've not had a big fan base, but I admit I feel like I'm often just writing for me and that's okay. It's cathartic at times - especially for 2020 and this year. For me, my blog means I'm a "writer" and maybe I'll do more.....
    Cheers my friend

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    1. It's not about numbers, my friend. It's about quality and whatever else is important to you. You're of the highest quality, so keep on keeping on.
      Cheers to you.

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  7. Taking on a double dog dare is just ASKING for trouble!

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    1. That's true, and I appreciate your perspective. She asked for it, didn't she? Ha.
      Happy weekend, Debra.

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  8. I passed a dilapidated porch and heard a squeaking.
    Glancing up, I saw an ancient wooden door hanging on ancient hinges.
    Suddenly, the world was thrust into darkness.
    Determined to find the source of the sound, I groped onto the porch and cautiously pulled the door open.
    The sun abruptly came back on. Perhaps we paid God's electric bill?
    On the floor was a mouse in a trap, grasping cheese.
    A friend of nature, I freed the rodent.
    Before scampering away, it held up a bit of cheese.
    That's how I munched cheddar on a porch built during the Depression.

    Mmmmmmmm.......cheese.......

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  9. It is amazing how many bloggers I have only known via blogging have died, and even more just moved on. Intense storytelling here!

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    1. It's a painful downside to this wonderful space.

      Thanks, Jeff.

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