Monday, September 5, 2011

Purple Mark continues the writing in the park series - My Mish Mosh


Hitch Hikers Potato Gun Explodes

Milo was laid up. Down for the count. The potato hit him in the head.

An old man was working on his truck. When he cranked over the engine, the tail pipe exploded.

Milo didn’t know what had hit him. His mind was without foundation. They found him face down, greasy, in the Kung Bao Chicken. He was clutching a fortune in his hand. Bloody from shattered glass. The emergency medical crew pried his fingers open with forceps in the ambulance.

It was a mistake to believe that you could enjoy your company without true friends. The Tarot card revealed it all in his delirium.

When Milo came too, the nurse was wearing sloppy clothes purchased from Jippies Super Wal-Mart. She looked like Ms Potato Head dolled up in blue.

Next to the empty vase was a copy of the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Milo had stuffed into his back pocket before going on to eat. It was a hot day when he left the house. The grass was brown. That was when he decided to go to the Dragon Gate. On a whim, Milo shoved a potato into a tail pipe of a friend’s enemy’s car parked outside the Rootless Herb Shop.

Milo wished he’d gone to the river instead.

---9/3/11 written in Grand Ronde the prompts given via telephone.

Purple Mark's Prompts Used:

Fortune Cookie: Enjoy your company; they are true friends.
Tarot Card: The one… Mind is rootless and foundationless
Laid Up: You will discover that for yourself without assistance.
Douglas Adams: “It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problem just with potatoes.”

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