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The condensed directions: Read the cue, react to the cue. There's no right answer, no research required. I cite sources where applicable but it's all about coming up with creative answers. Winners are picked in a week.

The number one rule? Have FUN!!!

05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dents

Letters: Given either a first line or a set-up, write a letter appropriate to the situation.

Leave a note for your parents, explaining that dent in the side of the car.
We Have A Winner!!! 02/15/10
Mom & Dad,

I'm sure that by the time you find this note Dad will have noticed the dent in the driver's side door. Before I explain what happened please know that I'm truly sorry and that I'll find a way to pay for the repairs.

Go ahead and laugh, Dad - I know you are. But I'll get another job and I'll pay. You'll see.

Anyway. You know how I told you guys that Mike and I were going to the movies last night? We actually went to a house party.

I had more to drink than I should have but I figured I could still drive home. I know, stupid right? After all those TV commercials and all those news stories, I still haven't learned.

Anyway, when I was heading for the car Mike noticed I wasn't walking too straight. He said he didn't think I should drive and I got pretty mad at him.

We said some things to each other that are best not repeated and I turned to get in the car. But Mike tackled me from behind and we smashed into the door, leaving that nasty dent you saw.

While we were wrestling on the ground a few other kids from the party came out to help him and got the keys out of my hand. When they finally calmed me down Mike found someone sober enough to drive us home.

I'm really sorry. I'd like to say that was the first time I tried to drive after having a few drinks but it's not. I think I need help but I don't know what to do.

Please help me.

Jason
Winner: Marc
Reason: I thought this entry was very touching. Great job, Marc.

6 comments:

C. Beth said...

I was running (and I can't blame the fog.
I wasn't even pulled by the dog.)
I hit the car with a cry,
So distracted was I,
Composing limericks for Call Me Cate's blog.

silver star said...

I was shopping at the mall, I parked between two really nice looking vehicles, no dents, came back with a clunker on both sides and a dent in the side of the car. p.s. Enjoy your presents!

Eric said...

Dear Mom and Dad,
Remember that money you owe me?

Call us even.

Mellodee said...

Ummm, mom and dad, I have something to tell you. I'm pregnant and I'm keeping the baby!

[much ranting, raving, hollering and crying from the parents]

Hey, folks, I'm just kidding!! Really! Yep, I'm just fine....but you know how I have the tiniest, little bit of trouble backing into a parking place? Well....

***********

{Freely and totally stolen from dialogue in "Steel Magnolias"}

D Gotlib said...

Dear Daddy,
The pole jumped out and hit my car.
Love,
Donna

(ps - this is a true story)

Marc said...

Mom & Dad,

I'm sure that by the time you find this note Dad will have noticed the dent in the driver's side door. Before I explain what happened please know that I'm truly sorry and that I'll find a way to pay for the repairs.

Go ahead and laugh, Dad - I know you are. But I'll get another job and I'll pay. You'll see.

Anyway. You know how I told you guys that Mike and I were going to the movies last night? We actually went to a house party.

I had more to drink than I should have but I figured I could still drive home. I know, stupid right? After all those TV commercials and all those news stories, I still haven't learned.

Anyway, when I was heading for the car Mike noticed I wasn't walking too straight. He said he didn't think I should drive and I got pretty mad at him.

We said some things to each other that are best not repeated and I turned to get in the car. But Mike tackled me from behind and we smashed into the door, leaving that nasty dent you saw.

While we were wrestling on the ground a few other kids from the party came out to help him and got the keys out of my hand. When they finally calmed me down Mike found someone sober enough to drive us home.

I'm really sorry. I'd like to say that was the first time I tried to drive after having a few drinks but it's not. I think I need help but I don't know what to do.

Please help me.

Jason

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