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Smoothie Girl MAG

November 14, 2011
By increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs


The girl at the smoothie stand is at it again.
Stripping down half a dozen barely ripe bananas,
Drenching them in juice and sweet nectar,
Rocketing ice down afterward.
She flicks the switch and commences the tempest.

The chunks shake and splat against the thin ­plastic walls.
Scuffling for a spot from which to peer out
As their souls are shredded from them, their brothers destroyed.
The frowning blueberries squish to puce mush
Now part of a whole.

What fun it must be, to render such a turmoil.
She knows it well, standing by the pool in her barely-there bikini,
Like her boss has suggested will up their sales.
Tearing up the boys like the fruit from the trees.
All for minimum wage.



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on Sep. 30 2012 at 7:55 pm
Sarah_Oso SILVER, Peachtree City, Georgia
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along.
(G. Brooks)

Wow...such excellence. A real talent you got there. :) This is one of my favorites.  

on Jun. 26 2012 at 3:48 pm
originalityisdeadd, Upton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"A bird does not lay awake at night and wonder if it is a good bird; A bird just flies."

Wow, this is awesome. I love the comparison and personification of the fruit c:

stellablue said...
on Jun. 26 2012 at 10:09 am
This paints a vivid picture. Well done!

on Jun. 17 2012 at 9:30 pm
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thank you!

on Jun. 17 2012 at 9:30 pm
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thanks so much!

Katie-jo said...
on Jun. 17 2012 at 6:42 pm
Katie-jo, Triangle, Virginia
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Very unique! I loved it!

on Jun. 17 2012 at 6:05 pm
The.King SILVER, Golden, Colorado
9 articles 1 photo 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A story's beginning is a sudden event. The start, a happy accident; the end, the fate for which it's meant. A story that never ends is a sad fate."-Miss Edel

For such a simple premise, the vocabulary you used really brings this piece to life.  The imagery is vivid and bright, well done!

bluhs said...
on Jun. 15 2012 at 5:46 pm
bluhs, E, Alabama
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It was a compliment :)

on Jun. 15 2012 at 11:04 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thank you! c:

on Jun. 15 2012 at 11:03 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Haha thank you! But don't feel bad, I'm downing a peach mango one as I type this! However, I made it in my Star Wars PJs, not a skimpy bikini~

on Jun. 15 2012 at 11:02 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thanks, and sure, I will as soon as I can!

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:59 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thanks. I think? Hahah c:

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:57 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thank you so much!

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:56 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thanks! C:

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:56 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thank you so much!

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:55 am
increaseyourpace PLATINUM, Bel Air, Maryland
21 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
― Augusten Burroughs

Thank you!

on Jun. 15 2012 at 10:38 am
saranova_92 BRONZE, Wallkill, New York
4 articles 0 photos 11 comments
great imagery, I'll never look at a fruit smoothie the same way again!

on Jun. 14 2012 at 4:44 pm
Pika_Princess, Escondido, California
0 articles 0 photos 118 comments
Wonderfully written! I love how you gave the fruit feelings and life...makes me feel a bit regretful for drinking smoothies

on Jun. 9 2012 at 12:10 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

well written!! hey will u please check out my work! id love some feedback

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 9 2012 at 9:28 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

Love this! Really nice job :D


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