FF - A Llama walked through my living room...

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FF - A Llama walked through my living room...

Postby JillStar » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:15 pm

jillstar wrote: Fast Fiction is just that... fiction written fast. Please visit What is FAST FICTION for more information.

Look at the subject for today's Fast Fiction at the end of this post... once you have the slightest beginning to your story… begin to write. Don't stop to ponder the meaning behind your writing or try to "fix" it so it's perfect... just write.

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Postby Writingmom » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:17 am

"So Ray was telling me he had this weird dream last night..."

"Ray always has weird dreams...it what he lives for."

"I know, but it was actually pretty funny."

"What was it about this time?"

"It was hilarious. He said it was like living in a Smother's Brother's set. He was sitting there, reading the news paper and commenting to his wife about the -"

"Wait, did you say 'his wife'?"

"Yeah."

"He's not married."

"It was a dream, stupid!"

"Riggghhhht... fine. Go on."

"Anyway, he was sitting there talking with his wife and all of a sudden, he says: "And a Llama walked through my living room! Big as life, casually, as if he lived there."

"A llama?? What the heck would a Llama be doing in his living room?"

"Heck if I know, it was a dream."

"Yeah, right. You're right, it was weird. So?"

"So they watch the llama walk through, and then I guess he shrugs and they go back to talking as if this is a every day occurrence."

"He doesn't wake up?"

"Na...then he tells me the llama comes back through and stops right in front of him, and asks him where the bathroom is."

"The bathroom? He's got to lay off the sauce before going to sleep!"

"I know, that's what I told him. He tells me he wasn't drinking."

"Well, he was on something -- a talking llama? That's something you don't hear about every day."

"Well, you know Bert over in accounting has a llama in his back yard."

"Yeah? Well, I'll be he doesn't let it into his house."

"Nah, it has it's own little shed off the back of the house. I think it talks though."

"Now you've been drinking!"

"No, honest! When I went by the other day to see if he wanted to carpool, the llama came out to the edge of the fence and asked me if I had a cigarette!"

"I think you're finally starting to hallucinate, bud. How long since you quit?"

(Sigh) "Two weeks...I think you're right. I even imagined the cat was smoking the other day. I Did a double take and it said, "What, you've never seen a cat smoke before?"



sorry...strange bit, but what came to mind...lol

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Postby mae » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:28 pm

I realize this is meant to be prose, but if you will indulge me, I have a bit of light verse for your consideration.


A llama walked through my living room
and landed on the loveseat with a boom.
“Why are you lying on my loveseat?” says I.
“Why, just lazing”, came his laconic reply.

“Look, Mr. Llama, you're too big for inside.
There's a nice little lounge out on the lanai.
Please take yourself there, lest my temper I lose,
and lash out, giving your llama-ness a bruise!”

He lumpishly rose to his lofty height,
looking down at me in lugubrious fright.
“You'd strike a guest?” He loudly lamented,
“A guest! This is ludicrous! Are you demented?”

“I did not lead you here, nor lure you to stay.
Yet you linger and loiter and lie in the way!
You must leave, Mr. Llama! No arguments! Now shoo!”
So, laughing, he left – and left on my floor a large lump of poo!

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Postby pengwenn » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:14 pm

Both of those were hiliarious writingmom ana mae. I loved them!
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Postby JillStar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:41 pm

Hey Writingmom... dreams have no bounds, that's for sure. Although... I'm wondering how often one does see a cat or a llama smoking when they're trying to quit. I know someone who used to have smoking dreams while he was quitting smoking... every now and then he has one just to remind him not to start again. :)

Mae... I like it! I especially like the last part... lingering and loitering and leaving a nice present on the floor. NICE!
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Postby PaulG » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:52 pm

Mom & Mae,
Enjoyed them both. Odd, but enjoyable. But odd is probably the only way to deal with llamas in a living room.
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Postby Writingmom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:04 am

lol I really liked that Mae!! That would be a fun children's book...A Llama Walked Through my Livingroom... 8)
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Postby timberline » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:51 am

You guys are too much. I know what nicotine and alcohol deprivation can do to well-meaning people.
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Postby mae » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:25 pm

My problem is sleep deprivation, Timberline!

Workingmom, I have a friend who tells me that even after quitting 20 years ago, she still longs for a cigarette! I'm not at all surprised that your guy was herig talking llamas and talking cats!

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