Monday, February 20, 2012

Mag 105, 2/19/12 Over toward the river

                                                                                          image: epic mahoney
   Out on the Canton Mains, which is what the huge flats East of town were known as;
George was riding his cycle. Eighteen to twenty  miles on Sunday evening,
to steady his mind, body and nerves.
Somewhere to the West, between him and the lights of home was his brother
 Henry; who had stopped his race car, walked from the infield toward the stands
 to make this phone call..
   " Hey - just wanted to pass the message onto you- Sylvia is waiting for you
 out on her front porch.Parasol and all- apparently the fair has her wanting a
nice stroll down the midway. You had better attend, Maria says- she came by
so I would let you know."
   As George hung up he sighed, his peaceful Sunday evening was over.
He would have to go change out of his loose, dusty comfort; for slacks
and a nice shirt. Why oh why, did he let Love interrupt his ride?
he should never have let curiosity answer the phone...



13 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Creative take on the prompt, Izzy...

Brian Miller said...

love and curiousity will get you every time...ha....

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Curiousity and the cat and all.....
;)

It's been cool seeing who wrote of him calling and who wrote of him answering.

Nice stuff!

Mimi
Collage Pirate

Sue said...

What we do for love...

;)

Suz said...

no he shouldn't have

nice magpie

Steve E said...

Somethin' the matter with George--that's an answer, not a question!--grin!

What a simple "Taste-of-Life" story, told simply and beautifully...and honestly. GOOD Magpie Tale! Thanks.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Which is the real true love, the girl or the biking? :]

Berowne said...

That's the trouble with love; you always have to put on a clean shirt. :-)

Wayne Pitchko said...

curious phone calls i never answer....nicely done and thanks for sharing

Margaret said...

ha ha. Love Berowne's comment. He can cycle another day. He will be happy with his girl on his arm :)

Margaret said...

Yup, verification off ! :)

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Awesome take on the prompt...

JJRod'z

Tess Kincaid said...

Sometimes it's better to let the phone ring...