As they were riding through a lengthy puddle
the Olsten twins hit an unseen pothole in the middle
and were thrown into the melting snow and murk,
which goes to show that nothing good can come from
riding an epiplectic bicycle as a quirk.
After returning home drenched and dripping,
a quick bath, the furplay of their cat and the sipping
of their hot chocolates cheered their spirits enough
to pursue a favorite hobby of looking up new words.
They consulted the Thesaurus Rex only to learn it was
considered extinct, ended, terminated, over, gone and Vanished
“What percentage of those old words were rotten?”
to which there was no answer. The wind outside caused
the branches to scrape glass and they were glad to be
in where it was warm and dry.
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- “As they were riding through a lengthy puddle...”Edward Gorey. The Epiplectic Bicycle. (Harcourt Brace, 1969).
- “Furplay: n. semi-illicit feeling you get when a cat rubs itself against your leg.” Rich Hall. When Snigglets Ruled The Earth. (Collier MacMillan Publishers, 1989). Page 37.
- “Thesaurus Rex: 1. extinct, adj. ended, terminated, over, gone, vanished 2. obsolete, archaic (see kaput)” Dan Piraro. Bizarro. (Chronicle Books, 1985 & 1986). Page 46.