The Magic Wand

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The Magic Wand

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:50 am

George and Karl found a polished stick. George said, "It's a billy club."

"No," cried Karl. "It's a magic wand!"

"Really? Do some magic."

Grabbing the object, Karl shouted, "Stop contradicting me!" and hit George's forehead. George fell stunned.

"It works!" Karl chortled. Determined to aid the oppressed, he found a crippled beggar. Karl said, "I can fix you," and tapped the man vigorously.

"Ouch!" yelped the beggar. "Stop it!" But, Karl tapped him repeatedly, ignoring the man's pleas.

The beggar soon ceased moving. "The magic didn't help him?! ... Perhaps the wand was too small."

Karl spied a baseball bat…

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This was inspired by a tale from Stephen W. Browne -- retooled, by me, to drabble form.
Original here: http://www.stephenwbrowne.com/2009/12/17/ .

Stephen's story also appeared as part of one of his op-eds in the Valley City Times-Record (In North Dakota).


PS. No jokes about "tapping" a man with your "wand", please. :roll: :wink:

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Re: The Magic Wand

Post by strawman » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:48 pm

Excellent colaboration. :)
Recommended as a bedtime story aid for parents on the go.
For REALLY stressed single moms, can you make it a twabble?
What a great idea for a new edition of Grimm's: 5 second bedtime stories
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Re: The Magic Wand

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:31 pm

strawman wrote:For REALLY stressed single moms, can you make it a twabble?
What a great idea for a new edition of Grimm's: 5 second bedtime stories
Ooh, difficult challenge... Twabble attempt 1 is also posted here.
Karl tapped, hard, with his magic wand; trying to make "social justice".
His mom cried, "Why are you bashing the serfs?"

The Grimm's 5-second bedtime stories is an area worth exploring. I think my father had this nailed, though, with his: "Don't let the monsters out from under your bed." -- as he clicked off the lights.

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Re: The Magic Wand

Post by Phenopath » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:58 pm

Ah bless, well-meaning droogs.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:17 am

I'm sure that, as in all fiction, any similiarity between actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Otherwise I'd have to make some comment like "I thought he fell down because he choked on a pretzel."
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Re: The Magic Wand

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:33 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:"I thought he fell down because he choked on a pretzel."
Hmmm. Alluding to our tax code? Or to onerous federal regulations, are you? :D
"Magic" works in mysterious ways. :wink:

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