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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!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Good Luck

Checklist: A list of words will be accompanied by a scenario in which to use them.
discount, faulty, compose, half, cabbage
Tell us about a good luck charm.

We Have A Winner!!! 02/20/10
Dear Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Assorted Fairies and Leprechauns,

I have paid my big brother all of my allowance to help me compose this letter, so you know things are serious. I have tried everything in my power, but I have failed. I desperately want a Cabbage Patch Doll, but all my parents will buy me are cheap knock offs from the discount store. I don't care if they are half the price of a real Cabbage Patch Doll, they are faulty. Instead of a signature on their butt cheek it just says Made In China. Their hair is not yarn but unravelled rope. Worse of all, they do not have bellybuttons!! In exchange for a real Cabbage Patch Doll I will leave you my lucky rabbits foot. It worked well in the past when I asked for a raise in my allowance, when I got an A on my spelling test, and when I wished for a snow day. The only time it has failed was for the rabbit.
Thank you for your help with this serious matter.
Susie
Winner:Bethany (@Auburnrose)
Reason: I enjoyed her plea for a Cabbage Patch Doll. I can remember my mother buying me a cheap replica. Devastating.

5 comments:

Steve Costello said...

I tried to compose a faulty good luck charm from half of a cabbage.

The rabbit ate it before I could use it.

Just my luck!

C. Beth said...

He offered me a discount on this good luck charm--
He composed a tale: "It'll keep you from harm."
But this Cabbage Patch Kid
Broke in half--it did!
My faulty "lucky doll" bought the farm!

D Gotlib said...

I am sorry to say that you may not have this lucky rabbits foot at a discount. I don't care that you say that it is faulty. I can not give it to you for half the asking price. This rabbits foot is golden. It's priceless and it's worth the entire cabbage.

Bethany said...

Dear Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Assorted Fairies and Leprechauns,

I have paid my big brother all of my allowance to help me compose this letter, so you know things are serious. I have tried everything in my power, but I have failed. I desperately want a Cabbage Patch Doll, but all my parents will buy me are cheap knock offs from the discount store. I don't care if they are half the price of a real Cabbage Patch Doll, they are faulty. Instead of a signature on their butt cheek it just says Made In China. Their hair is not yarn but unravelled rope. Worse of all, they do not have bellybuttons!! In exchange for a real Cabbage Patch Doll I will leave you my lucky rabbits foot. It worked well in the past when I asked for a raise in my allowance, when I got an A on my spelling test, and when I wished for a snow day. The only time it has failed was for the rabbit.
Thank you for your help with this serious matter.
Susie

Heather said...

She knew why she was drawn to discount stores. It had to do with growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. Buying something that was considered faulty for half price was what she had grown to know as a good deal. It's how her family had survived the local economic depression. Cabbage for dinner was the norm. And chicken broth. She stood there, looking at this new man in her life, trying to compose her thoughts and explain why the silly key chain she had carried since she was a child was the her good luck charm.

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