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The Attack Of The Killer Laundry MAG

By Anonymous

   I woke up as the small rivulets of sunshine snaked their way through the parted curtains. My head, used to waking up even before the sun, reacted with the usual vacation fuzziness. I padded my way downstairs and opened the fridge. Stuck on the door was a small pink Post-it note, "Dear Jem, Be a dear and do the laundry before I get home. Thanks, Mom."

Great, laundry, the bane of my existence. Well, maybe I could find a peaceful way of convincing my sister to do this most hateful of chores, and if that didn't work, there was always force. Being a big sister does have some advantages.

I grabbed some breakfast and headed back to bed for a nice read-in. I was reading Stephen King's The Stand and was up to the best part. Suddenly, the quiet was shattered by a terrible crash from downstairs. "Hey, Missa, watcha doin'?" I called out, but there was no reply.

Just in case some great injury had befallen my sister, I ran downstairs in a jiffy. She lay on the floor covered in dirty laundry. "What are you ...?" The words caught in my throat. Before my eyes was the most horrible of sights. My father's dirty work shirt held Melissa in a choke-hold while a pair of pants tied her hands with my gym socks. I did the first thing that came to mind: I picked up the detergent and fired.

After the laundry was done, we realized just how close to disaster we had come. To this day I always do the laundry on time. You see it's true what they say: dirty laundry really can walk around, and sometimes it attacks. 1

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i love this !

on Jun. 25 2010 at 12:44 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2206 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"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.'"

This is sooo funny! I love that it has a moral, that is freakin' cool!!! Keep up the awesome work :)

on Jun. 24 2010 at 3:48 pm
AelitaReloaded PLATINUM, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword" author unknown (to me)

THat was so funny- Lol!  Really creative idea, was there an inspiration to the story?  :D

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on Jun. 24 2010 at 11:37 am
Zzzie SILVER, North Canton, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Think positive, or I'll have to start singing."

That was great! :D

on Feb. 20 2010 at 5:26 pm
the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
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haha, love how it's a short happen that makes you smile :)

on Nov. 11 2009 at 3:41 pm
Anne_K PLATINUM, Northfield, Minnesota
46 articles 7 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't like lollipops!" -Artemis Fowl

Funny, yet deep in its own way. Awesome!