Spoons

July 25, 2011
By IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven


We are playing a game of spoons on the outdoor picnic table in the warm sun. Birdsong drifts down from the sunburst tree above us. Cards are passed around the table, and every once in awhile someone mutters about their hand.
Spoons lay in a pinwheel, aiming in seven points of direction from the middle of our game.
People begin to surreptitiously take spoons, it is not clear who took the very first. Very soon all of the spoons are gone.
Almost everyone lays their cards down as we ask who doesn't have a spoon.
Hy looks up from his hand of cards and says with an out of place smile,
"What are you talking about? You guys are gumming the whole thing uuh -oh..." his head thunks on the table and everyone bursts out laughing. Hy is without a spoon.


The author's comments:
True story, though apparently, I misjudged the whole thing, Hy did it on purpose. I still think it's funny :)

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on Dec. 27 2011 at 4:44 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you :)

on Dec. 25 2011 at 11:20 pm
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
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This is short but cute!

on Oct. 20 2011 at 4:20 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you, Leafy, that cheers me greatly :D

leafy said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 7:52 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

This is funny, but not only that, well detailed and well written. Not everyone can do flash fiction, but you sure can ^_^

on Sep. 1 2011 at 4:25 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Sounds like fun :) Powerouts must be good family bonding experiences ;)

Thanks for the comment, Seer!


on Aug. 31 2011 at 7:03 pm
SeerKnowsBest SILVER, Pryor, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
i have so many favourite quotes, but one that has stuck with me for years is " to die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan, Peter Pan, j. m. barrie

Haha that's pretty funny.  it reminds me of my family when we'd play cards if the power goes out

on Aug. 9 2011 at 5:51 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I'd like to see you name them, you would do it perfectly :) You described your first so beautifully.

on Aug. 7 2011 at 12:54 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

A laughter that's like a stone thrown into the center of a lake, for the ripples to spread out (not diminishing, but merging with the water).

There are so many kinds of laughs, I'd like to name them all... :)


on Aug. 6 2011 at 3:20 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I made the raven laugh! That is joy indeed :D

on Aug. 5 2011 at 7:47 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

(Giggling appreciatively), that's pretty funny! :)

on Aug. 3 2011 at 2:28 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Haha, cool :) Never a dull moment with my sibs :]

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 3 2011 at 12:36 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

:)

Reminds me whenever I play card games at school. It's always entertaining in more ways than one. :)



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