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Thursday, May 20, 2010


I jumped from the boat and into the grey choppy water. Under the water it was murky with kicked-up sediment. Breathing shallowly I began to swim. It was at this point I began to hate my job. In theory, picking up the pieces from super villain battle was the perfect job - easy, paid well and not usually too dangerous. Today however, I had a hard job. Apparently Team Mongoose had blown up some giant ocean satellite something over the bay. I got the job. So, now I'm in 50 feet of water trying to locate some downed piece of wreckage. suddenly, I saw a flash of movement. I moved over to investigate. Then, from the wreckage came them! Five metal things were moving towards me. Instinctively, I pulled out the spear gun I had for situations like this. The things coming at me were, as it turned out, robotic fish. To make matters much worse, they shot lasers, oh and they knocked my spear gun out of my hands. The fish were a product of an insane scientist -- in other words -- something I deal with all day. Now, just as it seems like I would be dead (killed by robotic fish even), one of them exploded. Then, I saw from behind the wreckage a ninja suit-clad member of Team Mongoose. With 4 shots, he disabled the robot fish and with a small nod to me swam off. I finished the job and by the next week had forgotten all about the incident.
Several weeks later I got a package. Inside were the fish.
this is a magpie tale http://magpietales.blogspot.com/. For thursday's poet rally I nominate Brian http://www.waystationone.com/.

15 comments:

  1. Hey, you can mount them directly on the wall without a visit to the taxidermist! Great story, Beaty.

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  2. dude your magpie rocks! i always wanted to do a story about the clean up crew for super heroes...they always swing/fly/drive away. theres got to be somebody you know...

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  3. excellent,
    loved the ending.
    you really into this challenge and I am glad that you completed successfully.

    Thank you for the nomination.

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  5. Wonderful job! I always like how you mix adventure stories with subtle humor. I also love how you end stories with a twist. Great work.

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  6. Wow that was one heck of a Fish Tale -- a wonderful adventurous ride.
    good maggie.

    Joanny

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  7. This was so fun! I was hooked from the beginning :) Great job!

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  8. Fun story! I like what the fish brought in.

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  9. You brought it to life ~ robotic fish and all the rest. Nice job.

    Couldn't help but notice the Minnesota State Fair in the next post ... we are returning for the Fair this year ~ after living in Minneapolis for 24 years ~ years ago!o

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  10. Hey .....this was great!!! I read this one outloud to my 19 year old son who said, "Oh cool ... superhero's have fought their way into a piece of prose!" haha ... had to share that with you!!! We loved it!!!

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  11. That was so much fun to read. I loved it.

    Well done!

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  12. Great story - a fun read!

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  13. I love that these magpie tales offer so much interesting variety. Yours is superb.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

    My book of poetry is out - "Life's Journey" -
    Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well.

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  14. What a great job to put on a resume!

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