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He dropped to his knees and kissed the ground. Then the ground fell.


That’s how he began every show.

Six shows a week.
Fourty-six weeks a year.
He did this for seven years,
when it happened.
The ground fell.
As he went down
He was trying to think of a comeback line
And imaging a cord, not unlike a bungee
but it was really, really long
so he could reach China.
Then he remembered a friend
from Australia
who said the same thing when he was playing in the dirt…
We had odd imaginations when we were younger.
Thinking China
was directly below the X-spot on the ground
and that you can dig to get there.
Then he thought
that was a strange thing to think of
as he was still falling,
you know,
’cause the ground fell.
Then his ten minutes were up.
Stage left.
I never said he was funny.

____________________ -dld november 9th, 2010

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Take it Away, Tuesday:
The only rule: start your story with:

He dropped to his knees and kissed the ground.

Einstein’s ants, let’s theorize about their relativity

eat my pump snake eight squirrels
einstein unleash your ant’s potential
what has two legs and two tails?
a lizard flipping
a coin has important thoughts
about time and space and can
run faster than anyone else

a small crowded room
moves people
from floor to floor
the ceiling, costs more

farms with waterfalls
pig says, “it is time to go ((pull cord))
wee wee
all the way home”

____________________________________________© dld 04.22.07