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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Microfiction Monday - clothes make the man, or the young buck


Mine for this week:

He watched the young human bucks in the school.


He was a young buck once, very young, with 2-point antlers, never a trophy worth shooting.
Kay Davies


And my friend Suzanne's take on this prompt:


"Will somebody please take me to a home,
where there are not teenage boys.
This gets so tiresome. Sigh"

Posted for the Microfiction Monday meme,
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29 comments:

Michael G-G said...

Kay, both you and Suzanne did great. Yours is poignant.

Have a great week.

EG Wow said...

Awe! Never worth shooting? LOL!

Pat said...

But now he is a proud Mustang, even sporting the school T-shirt and hat...So he ended up a winner...sort of.

Peggy said...

Pat;

He was a young buck once and I bet a handsome one! Good one, and Susanne's too. Good job.

kaykuala said...

Kay Ma'am.
A hunter didn't choose whether matured or adolescent. It was just a pity! Great take.

Hank

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh but he is a handsome buck, maybe not so young anymore but still handsome! Good Micro Monday!
I can feel Susanne's pain! LOL!


~Jean

Ebie said...

He is quite a handsome buck, Kay! Nice take on the theme.

Sylvia K said...

Not even worth shooting! I've had days like that!! I totally empathize! Great one for the day, Kay!

Sylvia

Susan Fobes said...

Young buck-get it! Great take this week.

gaelikaa said...

Oh, very good. I liked the wordplay.

sylviamorice said...

Looks like we had similar thoughts this week...loved the ones from you two this week...
Cheers!

Jim said...

Nice, Kay. Not worth shooting is a put down if I ever heard one. :)
And Suzanne, oh, those boys!
Happy Thanksgiving, Guys!
..

Anonymous said...

Kay your take was lovely. I agree with Michael, poignant. It touched me.

I think you're all very clever and I also like Sylviamorice's contribution. Great minds. :)

Suzanne (blogless)

Kay said...

Sigh...
Very sad...

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Jim -- I mean he never lived to grow to proper trophy size. Shooting a 2-point buck is like killing a teenager, deerwise.
-- K

@ Anonymous Blogless Suzanne - I think we're holding our own in the big bad blogosphere, don't you, partner?
Luv, K

Jinksy said...

Poor dear - er- deer!

anthonynorth said...

Two excellent takes. Enjoyed them.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Aw...Poor fella...though every turkey in America wants to be him this week...not worth shooting. :) You're friend's contribution made me laugh!

izzy said...

Yeah- can't they leave us in peace- sheeesh- Thanks.

SouthLakesMom said...

The deer in our region are so overprotected, overfed and overabundant...I'd almost rather see them as trophies and dinner than dead at the side of the road as I do so many these days.

And then in the winter, they'll starve. It's a pretty awful fate...

Ironically, my word verification is "spaye" but you can't do that with wild does.

Dianne said...

I like 'never a tropy worth shooting' - Amen to that

SparkleFarkle said...

"Buck" seems to have a lot in common with my Mustang Sally. Perhaps they should get together? LOL!

SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

The poor deer got more attention after passing then while he lived. Nice ones. :-)

Fran said...

That moved me and made me feel quite sad :(

Diane said...

Love the referral to the young bucks... good one! :O)

David said...

Yes, it's ironic. And they wonder why they keep loosing each game by two points.

septembermom said...

These are both great. Love the "sigh" at the end :)

Dominic de Mattos said...

Nice one Kay!

I didn't know about the two points

Thanks for sharing! (I will file that away for future reference in my writing!)

:Dom

jabblog said...

I wonder if young bucks shot the young buck - poor creature! I can imagine the aggravation of being dressed up all the time, too.