Monday, October 10, 2011

Mag 86, 10/9/11 "Remember ? "

















Michael Sowa, from *The Little King*


Do you remember being "King for a day" ?
We did that growing up. In the summer our gang used to take turns-
some were good kings,some not so much.
The last time I was King, I proclaimed to my court:
-Find a Cheap Thrill in town, report back to me so maybe we can all do it!
-Go to the library or News stand and read:" A How To"- report back (in case it is valuable.)
-Take a witness with you and get as close to Mr. Harmon's Bull as possible.
-Spy on somebody of interest, for 1/2 hour and report back to the King about it.
-Bring a friend and Try to do something you never have, tell the king( maybe it is worth doing)
-Try eating something you have heard is 'good',tell me about it.
-Find something valuable as a gift and bring it for the King- (that nobody else will think of)
-Do something for someone else and only tell me about it.
-Meet at the Square for a game of  checkers after 4pm.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...i do remember something similar...what fun memories you bring back....

Kathe W. said...

great childhood game- would be good for adults too!

Kathy Bischoping said...

"Spy on somebody of interest" lol!

Roy Schulze said...

I like the image of the child as a benevolent tyrant to his friends. Stylistically, I like too how you start out capitalizing some of the nouns, just as I'd imagine a king might do while speaking of Things He Thought Important. It starts with Cheap Thrill, but then you stop. Is this an accident or intentional.

My Magpie 86 entry is Cepheus.

G-Man said...

It's GOOD to be the King!

Margaret said...

I really like the line " the last time I was king".

Lydia said...

Oh, so charming! The way you wrote this childhood memory is captivating. I wish I'd lived in a neighborhood like yours when I was a kid! We never played this, and I would have loved to be King!

The Cello Strings said...

time for a date?

love your opening, cool tale.

Isabel Doyle said...

Royal decrees!

Friko said...

Hi Izzy,

Are these remembered instructions?
Very imaginative; do tell me the outcome some time, please.

Cad said...

Is this living vicariously? :)

Lazidaisical said...

Haha! This is very nice. I still try and throw my weight around like that whenever possible.