Monday, 26 September 2011

Magpie Tales #84 The Cure

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Head buzzing, she stumbled away from the noisy crowd to the river. The rain beat down, bouncing off the raging water. She spread her arms, welcoming the lashing downpour, relishing the sensation of wet clothes against her skin, laughing at the crow next to her on the slippery rock.

The next day, nursing a bad headache and the beginnings of a head cold, she realised that standing in a rainstorm was no antidote to too much alcohol, and that bloody crow had crapped on her dress.

24 comments:

  1. Clever take on the prompt, and interesting denouement. :-)

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  2. Crows will be crows! I always enjoy your prose. . .nice way to start a week. Hope yours will be good.

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  3. Isn't that just like life? LOL Loved it! ♥

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  4. Nice job. Fun read :-D

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  5. you went from one mood to another in 2 short paragraphs
    well done!!

    I love the web and droplets in your header photo

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  6. haha darn crow....and not but it may help her remember a bit of tolerence for next time...smiles.

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  7. For some reason this reminded me of something my mom used to say whenever I pouted: "You better smile otherwise the bluebird of happiness is going to land on your lip and shit in your mouth."

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  8. Ah yes s**t happens.

    Once, on the way home from a very dressy affair I stood like this (perhaps for the same reasons) - no crow though!

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  9. There aren't many antidotes to alcohol, but it certainly seemed like the rain was a cure of sorts for a while, until the truth and the headache hit the next day.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. Brilliant! Gave me quite a chuckle.

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  11. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.
    The crow only did what comes natural.

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  12. A nice conflict in tone between the first and second half.

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  13. Bloody crow...giggle...this sounds like me down at the river...

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  14. Funny - loved the surprise ending!!

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  15. You made me laugh Janice...unexpected with this dark picture. Always enjoy your writing.

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  16. Big smile!

    Perhaps next time she will think twice about that last martini.

    That was a good one.

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  17. Excellent! You had me laughing out loud.

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  18. you just can't trust crows these days
    Isabel xx

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